Methodist Pastors, Moses Ijoko & Ijuo Emmanuel Aleje Killed
In Benue (Graphic)
Governor Ortom tasks security operatives to apprehend
killers of two Pastors in Ochoro community
Two pastors have been reportedly assassinated by
persons suspected to be members of the Bonta militia in
the Ochoro community of Konshisha Local Government
Area, Benue State.
The pastors identified as Moses Ijoko Aleje and Ijuo
Emmanuel Aleje with the Methodist Church, Ochoro were
killed on their way to the hospital on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
An indigene of Ochoro Community stated that the two
pastors, who are Igede people of Ochoro community, were
gruesomely murdered by Bonta Militias on their way to Oju
Local Government for medical attention.
The Chairman of Konshisha Local Government, James
Jirgba, confirmed the killing.
He said received the report while he was attending a
meeting at Government House in Makurdi that two
persons who were on their way to the hospital, were later
In a statement by the chief Press secretary, Governor
Samuel Ortom has tasked security operatives to
apprehend those responsible for the killing of the two
The Public Relations Officer of the Benue State Police
Command, DSP Catherine Anene, could not be reached to
confirm the incident as at press time.