Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State, on Saturday, condemned the murder of Justice Margaret Igbetar, a former President, Customary Court of Appeal by suspected assassins.
DAILY POST recalls that Igbetar, who was murdered earlier in the week by assailants yet to be identified, was found dead in her Makurdi residence by her son on Thursday.
Reacting, Alia, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Tersoo Kula, expressed worry over the incident.
The governor wondered why a citizen who has contributed her quota to the development of the state in various capacities to ensure that the rights and liberties of all, especially vulnerable members of the society, are protected would be murdered in cold blood.
Fr Alia, who noted that the incident remains a shock to him, directed security agencies in the state to immediately swing into action and ensure the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to book.
Praying for the repose of her soul, he stated that Justice Igbetar’s murder is indeed a great loss to her family, the judicial system, the state, and humanity at large.