Gunmen Kill University Professor in Makurdi

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An Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) Dr. Karl Kwaghger was Saturday night gruesomely murdered my gunmen.

He was killed at the popular JS Tarka Foundation in Makurdi by the assailants who attacked him with a hard object on the head and later slit his throat before they fled.

Te Head, Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit of the FUAM, Mrs. Rosemary Waku confirmed the murder.

She however, said the institution was yet to get full details of his death. The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), FUAM Chapter, Dr Ameh Ejembi confirmed the incident.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Catherine Anene explained that at about 10:30pm on Saturday, a Police patrol team found the lifeless body of the deceased in a pool of his blood at the JS Tarka Foundation premises.

She said the police picked the corpse and deposited it at the mortuary while investigation into the cause of his death as well as those behind the murder was ongoing.

“We just saw the corpse at Tarka foundation in a pool of his blood. It looked like he was stabbed with a knife. We saw the corpse between 10 and 11pm, so he must have been killed about an hour earlier. Investigation will reveal what happened to him,” she said.