On November 2, 2019, the day the world commemorated the occasion of the 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, Mr Patrick Kumbul, Head of ICTat Radio Nigeria Harvest FM in Makurdi, and another individual, Shongo Wuester, were shot dead by unknown gunmen along Amokachi Lane, in Makurdi, Benue State.
According to Mr Akange Nyagba, General Manager of the station, who was within the vicinity of the crime, the gunmen who dressed like Special Anti-Robbery Police operatives were about six in number and were on motorcycles.
Akange said: “They actually came for Engineer. After killing him they wanted to go, so one of his neighbours wanted to know the identity of any of them, but they turned back and killed him too”.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene, confirmed the incident saying the victims were killed by unknown gunmen on Saturday night and that the Police have commenced full investigation into matter.