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Murder of Benue-born avant-garde journalist Tordue needs to be investigated – Governor Ortom tells police inspector general

Police said a hijacker confessed to killing the deceased born in Benue State in Abuja’s Mabushi area.

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom expressed shock at the circumstances surrounding the death of Tordue Henry Salem, a reporter for the Vanguard newspaper, who was discovered dead Thursday.

Police said a hijacker confessed to killing the deceased born in Benue State in Abuja’s Mabushi area.

Force public relations officer Frank Mba, confirming the incident, said Tordue’s body was discovered in the Wuse General Hospital morgue after forensic cables were recovered from his sim card found in the “garage” of Good Friends ”at Mpape.

But on Friday, Governor Ortom in a statement by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, said he was surprised by the sudden and mysterious recovery of the body of the deceased journalist.

Ortom, who expressed grief over the sudden disappearance of former reporter Vanguard and how he was found dead by unidentified people in an unknown location in Abuja, said the recovery of his remains is suspicious and deserves to be investigated at bottom.

The statement said, Governor Ortom appeals to the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS) and other affiliated agencies to do everything possible to unravel the mystery surrounding the gruesome murder of the Benue-born journalist.

“Governor Ortom reiterates that the government of the state of Benue is always committed to the safety of all its citizens both at home and in the diaspora, and will not remain on the oars until the perpetrators of this heinous act go unpunished”.

He reiterated that the Benue state government will do its part to ensure that the perpetrators are punished.

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