The house of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Abba Yaro was on Monday attacked by angry youths in the state.
The youths were reportedly angered by the death of a domestic staff who was said to have got electrocuted while attempting to cut the branch of a tree touching a high tension cable close to the politician’s house.
The house, located behind the permanent site of Zone 4 Police headquarters was besieged by over 100 angry youths who took down the gates and destroyed up to three cars parked in the compound. Explaining what transpired, a resident of the area identified as Dooshima, narrated to Punch that, “the body of a young man – a security guard working for the chairman – was found dangling on the tree and we learnt that he was electrocuted while cutting the branches of a tree that is touching high tension wire.
“This angered the youths in the community, who invaded his house, pulled down the gate, and destroyed the house.”
The Benue APC Chairman, Yaro explained that it was the voice from the community that woke him up and while they were still trying to settle issues, the angry youths attacked the building after the security man was electrocuted during his attempt to cut down a branch of the tree. He added that it took the personal intervention of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to calm the youths down and restore peace and orderliness.
Earlier, Naija News reported that youths in Osun State seem not done with the #EndSARS protest, after some protesters under the aegis of Face of #EndSARS Movement on Monday held a protest in Osogbo, the state capital.
The protesters marched through the streets of Osogbo to the Osun State House of Assembly.
Part of their request is to have an audience with the leadership of the Assembly.