Angry youths destroy Benue APC chairman’s house over death of domestic worker

Angry youths destroy Benue APC chairman’s house over death of domestic worker

- Some youths in Makurdi, the Benue state capital have destroyed the home of an APC chieftain

- The youths stormed the home of Comrade Abba Yaro, the APC chairman in the state over a domestic incident

- Governor Samuel Ortom who was alerted by the APC chieftain saved the day by appealing to the youths to remain calm

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A report by Daily Trust indicates that angry youths, on Monday, December 7 destroyed the house of Benue state chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Abba Yaro.

According to the report, the irate youths carried out the action over the sudden death of one of Comrade Yaro's domestic workers.

They smashed windows, destroyed cars and air conditioners in the premises of the APC chairman in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.

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Eyewitnesses quoted in the report said the youths were angered by the circumstances which led to the death of a security guard who works in Yaro’s residence.

Angry youths destroy Benue APC chairman’s house over death of domestic worker
The APC chairman in Benue state thanked Governor Samuel Ortom for intervening in the situation. Photo credit: @DailyPostNGR
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It was learnt that the deceased was electrocuted while trying to cut down a branch of a tree allegedly touching the high tension wire passing through the house.

Speaking on the incident, the APC chairman he was woken up by the noise of people and that upon enquiry, he was told that one of his security guards, who tried to cut down a branch of tree having contact with high tension electrical wire, was electrocuted.

Yaro, however, said that the prompt intervention by Governor Samuel Ortom’s visit saved his family members from being attacked by the mob.

Governor Ortom, who visited the scene, condemned the destruction of the house, appealing to them not to take laws into their hands whenever anything goes wrong.

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Meanwhile, the suspected kidnapper and killer of the Nasarawa state chairman of the APC, Philip Tatari Shekwo, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.

The suspect, Mohammed Usman was arrested at Asakio, Lafia East local government by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force recently.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in a statement on Sunday, November 22, condemned the murder of the politician.

The president said it is a must for the nation’s security system to do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.

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