Benue: How gunmen killed professor after dedicating new car
Unknown gunmen early hours of yesterday killed Professor Gabriel Okayi of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUAM), Makurdi, Benue State.
Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened at the deceased’s home in Asase community in North Bank area of Makurdi about 3:00am, less than 24 hours after the deceased, on Sunday morning, dedicated a new car of his at his Foundation Faith Church in North Bank, Makurdi.
State commissioner of Police Bashir Makama said the late professor had woken up from sleep and observed that his dogs were not let loose as usually done at night, so he stepped out of the house to release the dogs, but some gunmen lurking inside his compound shot him in the back as he turned to enter his house, killing him instantly.
The late scholar was a Professor of Aquatic Pollution in the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.