Wednesday, 6 May 2015

#Police arrest 5 over attack on Benue royal father

Benue State police command has arrested five persons in connection with last weekend’s attack on the residence and palace of the Chairman of the Makurdi Council of Chiefs and Ter Makurdi, Chief Sule Abenga.

The Benue state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Austine Ezeani, yesterday told Vanguard in a telephone interview that investigations into the matter was still ongoing.

He said the command had drafted a detachment of Mobile Police officers to the residence to forestal further attacks on the palace.

Ezeani said: “the Area Commander in charge of Makurdi, has also initiated peace moves among residence of Welfare Quarters, where the palace is located in order to find lasting solution to the crisis.

“Though investigation into the matter is still ongoing, and I can assure you that the police will get to the root of the matter in order to ensure that peace reigns.”

Vanguard recalls that last Saturday morning, aggrieved youths in the town sacked the palace of the paramount ruler of Makurdi town, over the alleged involvement of one of the Chief’s sons in series of alleged criminal activities in the town.

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