Benue commissioner’s brother shot dead on the farm

Posted by News Express | 1 February 2022 | 782 times

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Christopher Inalegwu, elder brother of Benue State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, has been shot dead.

Inalegwu was gunned down on his farm in Aku village, Okololo ward of Agatu Local Government Area, on Monday.

Witnesses said the deceased, Christopher (65), was working on his farm when the gunmen accosted him and opened fire.

The information commissioner, Michael Inalegwu, said the attack was unprovoked.

He lamented the loss of his only surviving sibling, saying despite the pain, the people of Agatu and Benue by extension would not surrender to the caprices of evil men.

Inalegwu said after his brother was shot, it took a while before he was helped to a nearby hospital but there was no doctor in the facility. He added that his brother who had sustained severe injury was thereafter moved to another hospital where he gave up the ghost few minutes on arrival.

“They opened fire on him at his farm in Aku in Agatu. We cannot be cajoled to submit our land,” he said.

The commissioner assured that the state government would do everything possible to moblise security to Gwer West and Agatu areas of the state where the inhabitants are presently under attack.

Contacted, spokesperson of Benue Police, SP Catherine Anene, said she was yet to get report of the incident.

(Daily Trust)

Source: News Express

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