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Tension In Benue As Gunmen Killed University Lecturer

Gunmen have reportedly killed a lecturer with the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi in Benue State (FUAM).

Daily Trust gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday night at the J S Tarka Foundation in High-Level area of Makurdi.

It was learnt that the deceased, Dr. Karl Kwaghger, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering was first hit with a hard object in the head after which his throat was slit by his assailant who departed the scene immediately.

The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), FUAM Chapter, Dr. Ameh Ejembi has confirmed the murder of his colleague.

Also, the Head, Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit of the University, Mrs. Rosemary Waku confirmed the report but said the institution was yet to get the full details of what lead to the lecturer’s death.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Benue Command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the report to newsmen in Makurdi, posited that at about 11:00 pm on Saturday, Police on patrol found the deceased lifeless body in the pool of his blood at the JS Tarka Foundation premises.

Anene said the “police picked the corpse and deposited it at the mortuary while investigation to the cause of his death as well as those who killed him has commenced.

She further explained, “we just saw the corpse at Tarka foundation in the pool of his blood. It looks like he was stabbed with knife.

“We saw the corpse between 10 : 00 pm and 11:00 pm, so he must have been killed about an hour earlier. Investigation will reveal what happened to him.”

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