Nathaniel Ochoche, the chairman of the Labour Party’s Edikwun Council ward in Benue State, was killed by alleged herdsmen.
The state’s Apa Local Government Area includes the Edikwu Council ward.
The victim was killed by suspected armed herders in Ankpali village, Edikwu district of the local government, according to Kengkeng Ati, spokesman for the Labour Party in the state, who revealed this to our correspondent in a telephone conversation on Tuesday.
According to Ati, who claimed that the event occurred over the weekend, the matter was reported to the local police station.
“It is true it happened at his village where herdsmen laid ambush by the roadside and killed him. The report has been submitted at the police station in the area and they (police) said they are on top of it.”
Ati, who condemned the killing appealed to security agents to fish out the killers.
When contacted, the state command Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene said she was not aware of the murder of the ward party leader.