Unknown gunmen kill traditional ruler in Nasarawa


Faith Awa Maji, Lafia

yesterday night, around 10pm stormed Odu community and killed the of the to dead.

Odu community of Local Government Area of State yesterday which is the Eid-el-Kabir, witnessed sporadical gunshots which caused panic in the community where the gained access to the , Mr Amos Ewa Obere, who is also a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police and shot him to death.

Odu community is in Udege Development Area of Local Government Council of State.

The leader who sustained serious injury in his stomach as a result of the gunshot, was rushed to Mararaba Udege General Hospital, for medical attention, but he gave up the ghost along the line.

Late Amos Ewa Obere, was a retired ASP of Police, who untill his death is the ward head of his community and other sorounding villages.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that the who stormed the community in large number, shot sporadically to scare the people of the community, before committing the atrocity.

“When they stormed the community, they went straight to the palace and dragged the out and told him that his days on earth are finished, then they fired bullets on him. Before people could rush down to know what was happening, they ran away,” he said.

The pioneer Chairman of NUJ in State, Mr Joel Ogapa, who hails from the area, confirmed the incident which he described as unfortunate.

He equally described the insecurity in Local government area as alarming, saying “I have not been home in the last two years due to high level of insecurity”.

The Chairman of LG, Mohammed Otto and Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Rahman Nansel, couldn’t be reached for comment because their numbers were both switched off.

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