APC Chairman shot dead by gunmen in Benue

Boniface Okoloho, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ohimini local government area of Benue state, has been killed by unknown gunmen.

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He was said to have been ambushed and shot dead by unknown gunmen on his way home on Saturday night. Ohimini which is where the incident occurred, is an Idoma dominated area in the state which forms part of Benue South Senatorial District.

Benue State Police Spokesperson, Moses Yamu who confirmed the incident told Cableng;

β€œI can confirm the APC chairman in the area was killed. He was killed by unknown gunmen in the night yesterday.”

He also said the police have commenced investigation to unravel circumstances surrounding the sad incident and are also on the hunt for the suspects behind it.

The incident happened the day the presidential and national elections were scheduled to hold.

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The elections though have since been shifted by a week.

The chairman of the APC in Benue South, Mohammed Hassan, also confirmed the incident to Premium Times said;

β€œIt is true, our Ohimini local government chairman has been killed,” he said.

37 Comments

  1. Even though the election was postponed, the killings were still recorded. This is really worrisome. What if the election was conducted, what would have happened? The police should fish out the perpetrators and try their best to mop up the guns that are in the hands of political thugs.

  2. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may. God console the family of the deceased. He died on top Nigeria s case

  3. Why are we killing ourselves is it because if politics, let fear God.
    May his soul rest in perfect peace

  4. Don’t really know what this country is turning to, I don’t also know the type of Government we practice anymore … May God help us

  5. What if the election was conducted, what would have happened? The police should fish out the perpetrators and try their best to mop up the guns that are in the hands of political thugs.

  6. All this one’s following buhari that wants to die for him for all cost hmmmmm
    Guys open ur eyes that buhari issa scam
    Anyways rip bro

  7. Hmmm. I always wonder if we’ll ever get to a point where we don’t do politics with bitterness. It’s really unfortunate.

  8. The day we understand that politics is just a game and not do or die affair, that day marks the beginning of progress for us in nigeria..it is so sad that no youth believe that the game of politics can be fair again…

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