on February 17, 2019
Unknown gunmen have shot dead the Ohimini Local Government chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Mr. Boniface Okoloho.
The deceased was reported to be returning home from a party function when he ran into the unknown gunmen who killed him instantly.
The late APC chairman, until his death was the leader of the local government in the Zone C senatorial district of the state.
Governorship candidate of the APC in the state, Hon. Emmanuel Jime in a swift reaction condemned the gruesome murder of the chairman of his party.
Hon. Jime, who expressed deep sorrow over the killing of the late party chieftain, sued for peace and brotherliness in the politics of the state, and called on the State government and security agencies, to fish out the killers of late Okoloho and bring them to book to serve as a deterrent to others who may want to further the politics of violence.
“I condemn in very strong terms, this unnecessary politics of violence and bloodshed, that has claimed the life of Mr. Okloho, our beloved brother and staunch member of our great party in Ohimini.
“Mr. Okoloho was one of the very committed leaders of our party in Zone C and we regret that he lost his life in such a horrible circumstance, in the service of his state and his party. May his gentle soul rest in peace,” Jime stated.
Hon. Jime also commiserated with the family of the deceased, the people of Ohimini local government and the entire Zone C, calling on them to take solace in God.