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Traditional Ruler Killed, Over 50 Houses Burnt In Benue Community




The normal ruler of Ochoro neighborhood, Chief Okpe Denis Ijoko, has been reportedly killed by gunmen throughout an assault within the Oju Native Authorities Space of Benue State.

It was learnt that over 50 homes have been burnt and different priceless properties have been reportedly destroyed in a neighbouring neighborhood, Ukpute, in the course of the assault. 

The assault was confirmed by an indigene of the native authorities who’s a senior lecturer at Benue State College, Dr John Ogi, in a chat with Every day Put up.

The lecturer, who disclosed that the late chief was kidnapped earlier than he was murdered by the abductors, linked the incident to an present disaster between the Tivs and Igede within the space, saying the 2 tribes had been in disaster for a yr.

“This disaster has lasted for a yr and the federal government is retaining deaf ears,” he mentioned.

“Ochoro neighborhood wasn’t at conflict with any neighborhood. The chief was in his lavatory when these militias invaded his neighborhood and captured him alongside an eight-year-old baby to an unknown vacation spot,” he revealed.

The Benue State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, Anene Sewuese Catherine, mentioned she was but to obtain the report.


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