A lecturer with the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Echobu Adah, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
Eyewitnesses say Adah was gunned down by his assailants who accosted him along Otukpo-Enugu highway, on his way from Eke community to Ugbokolo at about 5 pm on Sunday.
Meanwhile, residents in the area have alleged that the gunmen have been terrorising the Otukpo-Enugu highway without much resistance from security agencies.
A Local source who lamented that the spot where the deceased lecturer was killed is very close to a police checkpoint wondered why that level of crime is left unattended.
Adah’s murder has sparked protest in the area as youths blocked the Eke junction on Otukpo Enugu highway, leading to severe gridlock on the busy road for hours.
The placard-bearing youths called on the government to address the incessant killings by gunmen in the area.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Benue state, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the report, said the lecturer was killed by suspected armed robbers.