Karl Kwaghger, a professor at the Federal Makurdi University of Agriculture (UAM), was fatally murdered by unidentified armed men on Saturday, November 28.
Kwaghger, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was discovered in a pool of blood on the grounds of the JS Tarka Foundation in the capital of the state of Benue.
It was reported that about 9:30 pm the deceased was cornered to the dark side of the street by four men opposite IBB square. The attackers beat him with a heavy stone on his head and then stabbed him deeply, slitting his throat.
With his Avenza vehicle and cell phones, the killers allegedly took off.
Police command spokeswoman Catherine Anne of Benue State, who verified the incident, said the corpse was deposited at the mortuary while investigations are underway.
Mrs. Rosemary Waku, head of the institution’s Records, Procedure and Public Relations Unit, confirmed the murder but said they have yet to get full specifics of the incident.