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Former Benue Governor’s Residence Burned Down



Former Benue Governor's Residence Burned Down

Thugs have set fire to the house of the late Aper Aku, a former governor of Benue State, in the Gboko area of the state.

News About Nigeria reports that the incident took place on Monday after everyone inside the house had been safely evacuated.

Deborah Aku, the late governor’s daughter, informed journalists in Makurdi that the police rescued them before the hoodlums set fire to the house.

She explained that the trouble began in March when a man threatened them with a cutlass over the death of his goat, which he claimed died after drinking water from their house.

Aku stated that her mother reported the incident to the Gboko Police Division, and the matter went to court.

However, a fresh attack occurred between 7 am and 8 am on Monday, with the hoodlums trapping all six occupants.

“The incident started between 7 am and 8 am on Monday. They came with more than 30 people, didn’t talk to anyone, and began destroying the house. We locked all the doors and called the police,” she recounted.

She further explained how they were rescued by the police, leaving behind everything as the house was burned down.

The police arrived in two trucks but were outnumbered by the attackers, she further revealed.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident but had no further details at the time.

Mkeenem Moses, Senior Special Assistant to the Benue Governor on Youth Mobilisation and Empowerment, condemned the attack, calling it savage and unacceptable.

He urged the security agencies in Gboko to take urgent measures to prevent further attacks.

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