According to reports, the suspects killed the businessman identified as Jonah Onche at Naka, headquarters of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.

The robbers were reported to have stormed the businessman’s house in the early hours of Sunday, March 6.

Confirming the incident to the newsmen, the Chairman of Gwer West Local Government Area, Mrs Grace Igbabon said the robbers were known cultist in the community, who go about terrorizing the Makurdi/Naka/Adoka road for some time.

Mrs Grace also revealed that one of the robbers, identified as a pastor’s son was killed by his fellow gang member during the robbery.

She said; “The report I heard is that two robbers went to the businessman’s house and scaled the fence,” said Igbabon.
“When they entered, they asked the businessman to bring the money in his house, he brought the money and pleaded with them not to kill him.

But one of the robbers collected the money and shot the man in the chest, the other robber who saw what happened shot his colleague and made away with the money.

“The robber that was killed is a pastor’s son, they were actually three gang members but only two went for that operation on Sunday.

The chairman also added that the police had launched a manhunt for the suspected robbers, and are beckoning on people to help with credible information.