Four gunmen on Thursday morning trailed and killed a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Mkar, Mkar near Gboko, Mr. Aondosoo Tondo.
A source told our correspondent that the lecturer, Mr. Aondosoo, was trailed from his office to his apartment in the university quarters.
The source said the lecturer was shot dead in front of his wife and children.
Public Relations Officer of the University, Dr. Suemo Shaagba, who confirmed Aondosoo’s death, said the gunmen followed the deceased to his room and shot him.
He added that nothing was taken from him and even from the house and no demand was made.
Dr. Shaagba said Aondosoo was confirmed dead at the General Hospital.
He said, “On his way home, gunmen followed him until he got to his house where they opened fire on him and thereafter, we took him to a nearby hospital close to the University before we finally moved him to Benue State University Teaching Hospital where doctors also confirmed him dead.”
On whether the University authority is suspecting someone who could be behind the killing of the lecturer, Dr. Shaagba stated that although, inasmuch as Tondo was a lecturer in the University, he is also an active politician and currently a Chairmanship aspirant for Buruku local government area under the platform of All Progressive Congress’ APC and alleged that his political opponents could be after his life.
The Benue State Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu also confirmed the dead of the lecturer.
He said, ”yes, I can confirmed that a senior lecturer at the University of Mkar was gruesomely murdered in his compound at the early hours of today by unknown gunmen and we have commence immediate investigation into the killing of the Mr. Lecturer”.