- A son of the traditional ruler of Ikpomolokpo in Gege ward of Ado local government area, Benue state, has been killed
- The unnamed son was reportedly killed by yet-to-be identified gunmen who also abducted the monarch's daughter
- Chief James Oche, the chairman of Ado LGA, has confirmed the ugly incident, noting that security agents are on the trail of the criminals
Ado LGA, Benue state - Gunmen have killed a son of the traditional ruler of Ikpomolokpo in Gege ward of Ado local government area in Benue state.
The newspaper cited witnesses as saying that the gunmen stormed the community about 2am and headed to the palace of the clan head where they wreaked havoc.
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The villagers said that they heard several gunshots from the palace but could not intervene because they themselves were helpless.
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Ado LGA chairman confirms incident
Meanwhile, the chairman of Ado LGA, Chief James Oche, has reportedly confirmed the incident to newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital.
Oche was quoted as saying that he received a distress call on the incident.
“Some gunmen at about 2am today (Monday) entered into the residence of the clan head of Ipomoloko through the fence and asked for the wife of the clan head from the son whose name is Thompson.”
“The young man told them that he did not know the whereabouts of his mother and they shot him dead and they now took the sister away."
Security agents alerted
The council chairman added that he immediately alerted troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) about the security breach.
However, the gunmen had reportedly escaped into the Atiga forest in the area before the security agents could get to the palace.
Oche said the troops were already trailing the culprits with the aim of apprehending them and rescuing the abductee.
Meanwhile, the incident has not been confirmed by the police.
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