11 bodies uncovered in Benue kidnappers’ den (Guardian)

The police in Benue State yesterday disclosed that they had uncovered hidden graves in Gbatse village with 11 bodies of people suspected to have been killed by kidnappers in Ushongo Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations…

EFCC arrests 48 Internet fraudsters in Benue (Punch)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday, said it had arrested 48 persons for involvement in Internet fraud and other financial crimes from January this year to date. It stated that out of the number, 13 were facing prosecution,…

10-year-old raped in IDP camp gives birth (Punch)

A 10-year-old girl, Masenengen Targba, who was raped at an internally displaced persons camp in Benue State, has given birth to a baby girl. According to a Facebook post by a blogger, Chigozie Effe, Targba was delivered of a baby girl via…

Benue church members apprehend suspected robber during service (Punch)

A suspected armed robber, identified as Terkaa Tsamber, allegedly invaded the Dunamis Church located along the Modern Market Road, Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Sunday and stole the offering and other valuable items worth several thousands of naira. The…

Ebonyi/Benue boundary crisis: Gunmen behead peace panel members (Punch)

Four members of a peace committee set up by both Ebonyi and Benue state governments to end  the age-long boundary dispute between the people of Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi and their neighbours Agila, in Ardo Local…

Government imposes curfew as gunmen kill five in Benue (Guardian)

No fewer than five persons were said to have allegedly been killed between Sunday and yesterday by local militia men in Katsina-Ala Local Council of Benue State. The Guardian learnt that the gunmen, suspected to be of Shitile extraction, also…

EFCC arrests APC gov candidate’s agent with millions of naira (Punch)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an agent in Benue State with millions of naira claiming to be the agent of the Benue State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jimeh. The EFCC, which posted a…

Fear of violence grips states over guber, assembly polls (Guardian)

Against the backdrop of crises in different parts of the country, the governorship and house of assembly elections scheduled to hold at the weekend may be marred by violence. Already, the crisis in Benue State has continued to claim lives.…

Suswam urges Akume to be a good loser (Guardian)

Benue North East Senator-elect, Gabriel Suswam has urged defeated Senator George Akume to learn to be a good loser in the interest of peace. Suswam, in a chat with journalists, yesterday, condemned Akume’s action of mobilising and leading thugs in…

Stop hate campaign against President Buhari, Presidency Gov Ortom

The Presidency has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to desist from basing his campaign for re-election on falsehoods concerning President Muhammadu Buhari and instead focus on the dire issues confronting the state. A statement by Senior Special…

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