The Benue State Government has raised an alarm over renewed influx of armed herdsmen with large herds of cattle into parts of the state.
The Police in Benue on Sunday said a robbery suspect was set ablaze by an angry mob while attempting to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi.
SOURCE: CHANNELS TV No fewer than two persons were reported killed in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State on Christmas day after a policeman allegedly shot into the crowd during a music carnival.
There was confusion in the Agboughul area of Makurdi, Benue State when residents discovered the corpses of a lawyer, Barrister Udam, and his wife, Nkechi. Suspected Fulani herdsmen brutally murdered them in their apartment. Udam, who was a Managing Partner at Orkar, Udam and Associates (Attorneys and Legal Consultants), and his wife were reportedly slaughtered on Tuesday night.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Divisional Police headquarters in Otukpo Local Government Area, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Yahaya Pawa, was shot yesterday by gunmen.
The Police Command in Benue, on Sunday, said that a middle-aged man, simply identified as Nicodemus, has set himself and his girlfriend ablaze in Makurdi.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has dismissed the report on the alleged disappearance of manhood in the state through mystical powers. According to NAN, the alleged claims has led to anger in Guma Local Government Area of the State. Governor Ortom in his reaction to the development described the claims as “baseless and the handiwork of mischief makers.”