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Gunmen kill ex-police commissioner’s wife in Benue

BY News Agency


Eunice, wife of Ibe Aghanya, a retired commissioner of police, has been killed by unknown gunmen in Benue state.

The Benue police command confirmed the incident on Saturday afternoon.

According to NAN, Catherine Anene, Benue police public relations officer, said the victim was killed at her Makurdi residence, behind Kismet Hotel.

Anene added that investigation into the incident is ongoing.


The deceased is said to be the owner of Euniland Bread, located in Makurdi.

Back in 2008, gunmen had reportedly attacked Aghanya’s residence in Benue — at the time, he was commissioner of police in Kogi state.

He also served as commissioner of police in Benue and Ekiti states.


Aghanya’s wife’s death comes less than two weeks after gunmen killed Terkura, brother to Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state, during an attack which occurred on March 2.

His aide, Solomon, was also killed by the gunmen when they were attacked at Terkura’s hometown in Anyiin LGA of Benue.

“At about 1930hrs, information was received that while Dr Terkura Suswam and his aide, Mr Solomon, sat opposite his house at Elohim Plaza, Anyiin to supervise repairs at the said plaza, yet-to-be-identified gunmen, who drove in a Toyota Camry vehicle, attacked and shot him and his aide,” Anene had said in a statement.


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