BREAKING: Four persons killed as Otukpo LGA of Benue State boils
No fewer than four persons, including a vigilante chief have reportedly been killed in a renewed communal clash that broke out in Ogobia community in Ugboju district, Otukpo LGA of Benue State late Saturday night.
While details of the attack are still sketchy at the moment, multiple sources told DAILY POST that some residents had fled the volatile community for fear of being killed. Confirming the incident to pressmen, the Benue State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said four persons have so far been confirmed dead.
Yamu, however, said the police were currently investigating the cause of the sad incident. “Yes, we are aware. Our men have been drafted to the area to calm the situation. Four persons have been confirmed dead so far. We are yet to ascertain the root cause of the problem. I shall keep you posted as soon as I get the whole details,” Yamu told reporters on phone.
Meanwhile, efforts to reach the Otukpo LG chairman, Hon. George Alli were futile as his phone was switched off at the time of this report.
Recall that in September, over eight persons, including one Major Lawrence Ugbo, were killed in Ugboju district.