BREAKING: Tension as Hoodlums Set House of Ex-Benue Governor Ablaze

BREAKING: Tension as Hoodlums Set House of Ex-Benue Governor Ablaze

  • The residence of late Aper Aku, the former governor of Benue, has been burnt down by some hoodlums in the Gboko area of the state
  • Deborah Aku, daughter of the ex-governor, explained that the situation started last week when a resident approached the house with a cutlass
  • Aku's daughter said the resident claimed that his goat died from the water it drank from the compound of the ex-governor's house

Gboko, Benue - Late Aper Aku, the former governor of Benue's residence in the Gboko area of the state, has been reportedly burnt down by some hoodlums.

The incident was said to have happened on Monday, April 8, after the building's occupants were safely evacuated.

The residence of the former governor of Benue state, late Aper Aku, has been set ablaze by some hoodlums in the state
Hoodlums burn ex-Benue governor's house in Gboko Photo Credit: Gettyimages
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Benue: How hoodlums burn down ex-governor's residence

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Speaking to journalists about the incident in Makurdi, the state capital, the daughter of the ex-governor, Deborah Aku, disclosed that the police were able to rescue six of them before the hoodlums finally had access to launch the attack, Daily Trust reported.

The governor's daughter disclosed that the problem began in March when a man came to the house with a cutlass, threatening to deal with them should his goat die again.

She said the man claimed that one of his goats earlier died after drinking water from the house.

According to Aku, the matter has been reported to the Police Division in Gboko and charged to court.

Benue: Time of Hoodlums attack ex-governor's house

It was gathered that attack happened between 7am and 8am on Monday, with six members of the ex-governor's family trapped in the building.

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Her statement partially read:

“The incident started between 7am and 8am, on Monday. They came around and didn’t talk to anyone numbering over 30. When we noticed their visit was not friendly, we locked all the doors and called the Police.”

Gunmen attack Benue community earlier reported that a Benue community, Ugboju, in the state's Agatu LGA, was the target of a fresh attack.

According to locals in the community, about 15 bodies have been recovered in less than 24 hours after the attack.

The state police spokesperson, Catherine Anene, said she had yet to be informed about the incident from the DPO in Agatu.


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