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Soldiers’ Killing: Benue Hands Over Two Paramount Traditional Rulers, Others To Police For Investigation

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Two conventional rulers in Konshisha Native Authorities Space, the Vice Chairman of the Council and the Councillor representing Mbagusa/Mbatsev Council Ward the place 12 troopers had been killed on Easter Day have been handed over to the police for investigation.

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In the identical vein, the Benue state authorities, working with stakeholders within the affected space, have additionally retrieved eight of the 12 rifles taken from the slain troopers.



Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom made this identified on Monday after presiding over the State Safety Council assembly in Makurdi, the state capital.

The governor counseled the stakeholders of the Konshisha who had been in attendance for supporting the federal government to attain the promise he made to the navy excessive command and the federal authorities that every thing could be finished to get better the confiscated weapons.

He stated, “Consistent with the promise I made to the navy and the Defence Minister we’ve to date recovered eight of the 12 rifles, together with a machine gun that was faraway from a van. This has introduced the recovered weapons to 9 for the reason that navy had earlier recovered one.

“The method of recovering the remaining three is in progress and we’ll make sure that all of the weapons are recovered and returned to the military.”

The governor said that these handed over to the police for additional investigation had been the District Head of Iuuar Nyam, Chief Unaha Koko; performing kindred head of Mbator, Chief Emmanuel Achirgbenda; Vice Chairman of Konshisha LGA, Mr Sam Kave and the councillor representing Mbagusa/Mbatsev Council Ward, Mr Mela Yange.

“We consider that these 4 folks will help the police within the investigation of the matter,” Ortom stated.

In keeping with the governor, the Safety Council additionally instructed him to guide a delegation to President Muhammadu Buhari to condole with him over the loss of life of the troopers and likewise apologise for the unhappy expertise. 

In the meantime the Benue State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA) has carried out an evaluation of the destruction and damages brought on by the disaster locally.

The Govt Secretary, Benue State Emergency Administration Company, Dr Emmanuel Shior who visited the affected areas on Sunday revealed that Governor Ortom directed him to go to the areas and consider the victims for quick intervention by offering reduction to cushion their predicament.

Whereas interacting with the standard rulers, group leaders and the victims, Shior, who condemned the assaults on the group by the navy and in addition to the assault on the navy by the militia stated the governor was doing every thing attainable to deliver peace between the feuding communities of Konshisha and Oju.

Addressing among the victims on the Gungul Market Sq., Shior urged the Federal Authorities, related businesses and Non-Governmental Organisations to swiftly come to the help of the victims of the disaster.

Youths and conventional rulers locally whereas welcoming the workforce expressed unhappiness over the incident within the space and applauded Governor Ortom for his peace efforts. The areas affected and assessed by the SEMA workforce had been Gungul, Agidi, Aku, Adoka, Bonta, Gbinde, Tse-Anyon and Guleya communities.

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