Unknown gunmen murder couple

A couple in Benue have been murdered in their home by unknown gunmen

Masked gunmen (illustration)

Mr. And Mrs.Tyav Yina, owners of Tyav Family Local Cooperative, Benue State, were on Saturday killed by two unknown gunmen, Vanguard reports.

It was gathered that they were killed in their Katsina/Ala residence by the men who stormed their home on motorbike.

According to a resident, “The two assailants stormed the home of the couple on motorbike at about 7am and went straight to the living room, shot them severally after which they shot sporadically in the area as they fled".

This came barely 24 hours after the gruesome murder of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leader, Chief Atoza Ihindan, and 20 others in Katsina/Ala local government area.

Reacting to the incident, former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, .

Tsav said, “What you see happening in Katsina/Ala is becoming uncontrollable because hardly a day passes without reports of gruesome murder. This is how Boko Haram started in the North East.

I have called the attention of the Inspector General of Police to the ugly development because I feel disturbed; I’m urging the Federal Government to deploy more security operatives to the state because it appears the personnel on groun d have either been overwhelmed or compromised.

I must confess that the present Commissioner of Police is doing his best as a thorough officer, but it appears his subordinates are not doing their jobs.”

When contacted, Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP,  who confirmed the killings, said the Commissioner of Police, Hyacinth Dagala, had detailed the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Unit to move into the area.


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