Some unknown gunmen have invaded Nasarawa Housing Estate along the Makurdi-Jos road, killing Emmanuel Akiko, a 34-year-old postgraduate student of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, and carting away valuables items.

According to Daily Trust, Emmanuel was reportedly stabbed at the back of his neck before being strangled to death.

File photo used to illustrate story.

It was learnt that the assailants scale the fence at the backyard before gaining entrance into the estate around 10pm on Saturday.

The biological father of the deceased, Mr Dauda Akuki-Ovedoh, spoke about his son’s last moments.

Meanwhile, the state Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, while representing Governor Abdullahi Sule, directed the state Commissioner of Police, Adeshina Soyemi, to bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to book to serve as a deterrent to others.

He said this during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased

The state police spokesman, Nansel Ramhan, said an investigation had been launched to ascertain the rationale behind the act.

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