Commotion has taken over a Benue community as a man and his son have been killed in a really brutal manner.
Men of the Nigeria Police Force
A father and his son in Makurdi, the Benue State capital have been murdered by a suspected cult group.
The sad event occurred on Thursday.
According to The Punch, it was gathered that the father ASP Daniel Akogwu (retired) was killed alongside his son by a cult group.
It was alleged that one of Akogwu’s sons, who is now at large, is a member of the group.
It was further learnt that the suspected cultists at about 4am invaded residence of the deceased in search of the son.
A neighbour who simply identified himself as Mr Adah said that the cult group laid ambush around Akogwu’s apartment.
He said, “It was when the mother of the boy, a food seller, who usually came out early to prepare for her business, opened the door that she stormed into them and started shouting.
“The screaming attracted the deceased’s husband attention. He quickly took his cutlass behind his bed and ran out to find out why the wife was shouting. It was at that point that the cult boys opened fire and killed him instantly. They sighted the son and also shot at him and killed too.”
Mr Adah said that the killers attempted to set the corpses and their home ablaze but the arrival of the police stopped them.
The police spokesman in the state, ASP Moses Yamu, confirmed the incident.
The PPRO said investigation to unravel the killers of the former police officer and his son.