Angry Benue youths attack Benue APC chairman’s house over guard’s death
The house of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Abba Yaro was on Monday
attacked by angry youths in the state.
The house, which is located along judges’ quarters behind the permanent site of Zone 4 Police headquarters, was
destroyed with three vehicles in the compound.
according to a resident of the area, who identified herself as Dooshima, said it all started when youths in the area
found the body of a young man who worked as a security guard in the chairman’s house hung on a tree.
The security guard, according to Dooshima, was forced to cut branches of a tree torching high cable power, which
eventually led to his electrocution.
This angered the youths in the community, who then invaded the chairman’s house, pulled down the gate, and destroyed the house.”
The Benue APC Chairman, Yaro explained that it was the voice from the community that woke him up and while
they were still trying to settle issues, the angry youths attacked the building after the security man was
electrocuted during his attempt to cut down a branch of the tree.
He added that it took the personal intervention of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to calm the youths
down and restore peace and orderliness.
Governor Ortom condemned the destruction of Yaro’s house by youths and urged them to stop taking the law
into their hands whenever anything goes wrong.