By Samuel Orinya
Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District and former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam has sued for calm, following the killing of his elder brother, Dr Terkula Suswam by unknown gunmen on Tuesday in Anyiin, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Suswam stated this on his verified social media handle, saying his late brother meant a lot of things to different people but they should not over react or go overboard over his murder.
“We must grieve the death of our elder brother, friend and family and whatever he was to everyone of us, but let’s not over react or go overboard,” he said.
The late Suswam who was an investor presided over the Ashi conglomerate with many firms in the portfolio.
He was the Proprietor of Ashi Polytechnic, Anyiin and Chairman of Ashi FM 99.9 radio station in Katsina-Ala. He also founded the Ashitek Printing Press in Makurdi among other investments.
A politician, businessman and academic, Dr Suswam obtained a Ph.D in Military and Diplomatic History at the Benue State University and was author of several books and academic articles in renowned journals.
The late Suswam renowned for his philanthropy, started out as a political activist and became the State Vice Chairman of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC), during the aborted Third Republic transition politics but later retired from politics to settle for business, academics and community service.
The late Suswam who was 58 is survived by his wife, many children and siblings.