Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Former Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe was on Saturday shot by some yet to be identified gunmen in Gboko town, Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
Our Correspondent gathered that the former NHRC boss was shot in the leg at a filling station around Gyado area of the town at about 10am on Saturday morning.
The situation, it was gathered, created pandemonium in the area as people scampered for safety while the gunmen suspected to be political thugs were said to have left the scene unchallenged after carrying out their mission.
Sources from the area told our correspondent that the former ES was initially moved to a hospital in Gboko but had to be moved again to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) in Makurdi for security reasons.
When contacted, state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene who confirmed the report however noted that the state Police Command was yet to get full details of the incidence at the time of filing this report.