Mr Abel Bala, a member of Nasarawa House of Assembly representing Nassarawa Eggon West Constituency, has condemned the killing of Mr Benjamin Ekom, a former Secretary General, Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA).
Ekom was killed on Monday night in his house in Washo in Akun Development Area of the state.
He was also a former Treasurer of Nasarawa State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Bala paid a condolence visit to the deceased’s house on Tuesday where he was received by the District Head of Eva- Washo, Mr Malle Anzaku, among other district heads of Akun Development Area.
He described the killing as inhuman and barbaric.
The lawmaker, who is the minority whip of the state assembly, said that the contributions of Ekom to the development of Eggon nation, journalism profession and the state at large would be greatly missed.
“I am here to sympathize and condole with the family, Eggon nation and Akun Development Area over the brutal killing of one of our own, Mr Benjamin Ekom, the former ECDA Secretary General.
“I condemn this act in totality as it is inhuman and barbaric,” he said.
The lawmaker called on the security agents to fish out his killers and punish them accordingly to serve as deterrent to others.
“I want to use this medium to call on the security agents to swing into action and fish out those who killed Mr Benjamin Ekom and punish them accordingly in order to serve as deterrent to others.
“As it will also go a long way in ensuring peace in the state and the country at large,” he said.
Bala urged the family and the entire Eggon nation to take solace in God and prayed for repose of the deceased soul.
Responding, the District Head of Eva-Washo, Mr Malle Anzaku, thanked the lawmaker for the condolence and prayed God to bless him abundantly.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ekom was attacked and killed in the midnight of Aug.3 in his house in Washo, Akun Development area of the state.
Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Tajudeeen Atitebi (NAN)https://nnn.ng/nasarawa-lawmaker-condemns-killing-of-former-ecda-secretary/