By David Odama
UNKNOWN gunmen On Friday it invaded the Odu community, the Udege development area of Nasarawa state, at approximately 10 p.m. M., Shot and killed a traditional ruler, Amos Ewa Obere (ASP Rtd), leaving the community in a panic
The traditional ruler who suffered serious stomach injuries as a result of the shooting, was rushed to the Mararaba Udege General Hospital for medical attention, but his death was confirmed in the hospital.
The late Amos Ewa Obere was a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) who, until his death, was the head of his community and other surrounding villages.
An eyewitness told reporters that unknown gunmen assaulted the community in large numbers, fired sporadically to scare people in the community, before committing the atrocity.
“When they assaulted the community, they went directly to the palace, dragged the traditional ruler, told him that his days on earth were over, and then shot bullets at him.”
According to the witness who declared anonymity for fear of being attacked, he said before residents could become aware of what was happening, the gunmen had disappeared from the community, “he said.
NUJ’s pioneering president in Nasarawa state, Joel Ogapa, who hails from the area, confirmed the incident, which he described as unfortunate.
Ogapa denounced the growing insecurity in the state of Nasarawa in general and in the area of local government in particular, said that due to the security situation, he has not been home for the past two years.
“I have not been home in the past two years due to the high level of insecurity in local government.”
Nasarawa Local Government President Mohammed Otto and Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Rahman Nansel could not be reached for comment as both numbers were out.