The Benue Police Commend on Monday confirmed the assassination of the All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in Tarka Local Government by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Moses Yamu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, that the herdsmen abducted the youth leader in his village at Tse-Tia in Tarka Local Government.
Yamu explained that the youth leader was abducted in the early hours of Sunday and his lifeless body was found by the road side in the same village on Monday morning. NAN reports that the youths protested the killing of their leader and blocked the Makurdi-Gboko Road for over four hours.
Yamu, however, said that the police had already brought the situation under control. He added that the youths should have used alternative ways to express their anger. He also confirmed the assassination of one Msughter Tyayar and Bem Ikyomke along Gboko-Ihugh road by unknown gunmen. NAN reports that the late Tyayar was among the beneficiaries of the state’s amnesty programme.