BREAKING: Benue communities boil as gunmen kill monarch, others, set 50 houses ablaze

By Editor on 21/07/2021

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There is apprehension in Oju local government  area of Benue state after unknown gunmen launched attacks and killed the traditional ruler of Ochoro community, Chief Okpe Denis Ijoko.

Whirlwindnews.com.ng gathered that the assailants also burnt over 50 houses in another community, Ukpute, during the attack as other valuable property were also destroyed.

When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Anene Sewuese Catherine, said she was yet to receive the report.

However, a Senior Lecturer in the Benue State University, Dr John Ogi, an indigene of the local government, confirmed the incident.

Dr Ogi linked the incident to an existing crisis between the Tivs and Igede in the area saying the two tribes have been in that crisis for a year.

“This crisis has lasted for a year and the government is keeping deaf ears,” he said.

He revealed that the slained monarch was kidnapped before he was murdered by the abductors.

 

Source Whirlwindnews

Posted on July, 21 2021

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