Unknown gunmen have killed a former treasurer of the Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Benjamin Ekom.
Ekom, who was additionally a former Secretary-Normal of the Eggon Cultural and Growth Affiliation (ECDA) was killed on Monday at his home in Washo, Akun.
Talking to newsmen, the standard ruler of the Aren-Akun neighborhood, Alhaji Usman Galadima-Umbugadu, described the killing of Ekom as unlucky and barbaric.
Galadima-Umbugadu additionally described him as a dedicated topic whose contributions could be missed by the chiefdom.
“Sure, it’s true that my topic, who served because the ECDA secretary, was attacked and killed in his home in Washo neighborhood by gunmen.
“That is unlucky, barbaric, and uncalled,” he mentioned.
The monarch mentioned that Ekom contributed quite a bit to the event of the chiefdom, advising the household and the neighborhood to take solace in God.
Additionally talking, Mr Adams Makka-Nangba, District Head of Wakama neighborhood, described Ekom’s loss of life as not solely an amazing loss to the household however to your entire Akun chiefdom.
“It’s unhappy that Benjamin Ekom, the previous ECDA Secretary-Normal, was assassinated in his home yesterday night time,” he mentioned.
Makka-Nangba prayed for the repose of the soul of the previous data officer.
Nonetheless, the Spokesman of the Nasarawa State Police Command, Mr. Ramhan Nansel, when contacted mentioned that he was but to obtain data on the loss of life of Ekom.
“I’m but to get that data. I’ll make my discovering,’’ Nansel mentioned.
In the meantime, the corpse of the murdered journalist has been deposited at a hospital mortuary in Akwanga, NAN studies.