May 10, 2021

Death of [12] Soldiers; Council Dep Chairman, Councillor, 2 Monarchs arrested by Police

4 persons, which includes 2 Traditional Rulers, a Councillor and a Deputy Chairman of Konshisha Local Government Chairman have been arrested by Police officers attached to Benue State Police Command.

The men it was said were arrested in connection with the killing of 12 Military personnel in Konshisha Local Government Area (LGA) of the state several weeks ago.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State made the disclosure when briefing newsmen after an expanded security meeting with stakeholders on Monday, April 19, 2021.

He said the arrested persons are; the Deputy Chairman of Konshisha LGA, Sam Kaave; Councillor, representing Mbatser/Mbagwaza council ward, Tersoo Mela, District head of Iwarnyam, Chief Unaha Koko and kindred Head of Bonta, Chief Emmanuel Adegbenda.

Samuel Ortom said that the arrested persons are expected to provide useful information that may lead to the arrest of persons suspected to have perpetrated the heinous crime.

Speaking further, he disclosed that a machine gun and 8 other sophisticated weapon were recovered from militia men in Bonta, Konshisha LGA of the state.

He added, “the weapons that were recovered have since been handed over to the military.”

The Governor urged the people of the state to be security conscious of their environment and report any suspicious and illegal activities to Police.

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