Gunman killed vigilante member in Makurdi

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A member of vigilante group at Agber area of Makurdi, the capital city of Benue state was last Saturday shot dead by a gunman who invaded the community.

According to an eyewitness account, the gunman identified as Solomon had stormed the community early hour of Saturday shooting sporadically.

It was gathered that a member of the vigilante group in the community died and two others injured.

It was learnt that the gunman is a notorious criminal who had lived in the environment but was ejected about a year ago.

The source added, “the young man is known for his notorious activities within this area and was forcefully ejected by his landlord about a year ago, only for him to have come to this place that fateful Saturday shooting sporadically.”

“Unfortunately, a member of vigilante group was shot dead and two others injured, the injured ones were rushed to the hospital.”

The dead vigilante member was said to be a commercial motorcyclist and married with children.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu confirmed the report and said that the attacker is an ex-convict is now at large but that the police was already on his trail.

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