Police to investigate murder of man on election day in Nasarawa

The police command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the murder of a young man, Idris Musa, by suspected political thugs on election day in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state, saying it will commence investigation into the incident.

ASP Samaila Usman, the Public Relations Officer of the command confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Monday.

Usman said preliminary investigation indicated that the incident was as a result of election violence by some suspected thugs which took place at Aricha village in the LGA on Saturday around 4pm.

He confirmed that police operatives later visited the venue, evacuated the corpse to the General Hospital mortuary at Akwanga and commenced investigations to unravel those behind the crime.