According to Ekunola Gbenga, Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC in a statement, the killing of the officer took place at Akile village, Tyo Mu along Makurdi- Gboko road at about 4am on Monday outside the officer’s house, when the youths shot to death the officer and took to their heels.
The statement said that the late officer was woken up following the alarm raised by neighbours that some people were coming to attack the village.
It said that as soon as Abeeka stepped out of his house, one of the gunmen opened fire and killed him.
Tyo Mu community had witnessed a series of clashes in recent times between the indigenes and settlers over land dispute.
It could be recalled that for some time now, villagers in the area have been engaged in rivalry over land matters as well as contention over rights over economic sites in the area.