Protesting youths attack Benue APC chairman’s house over guard’s death

Youths numbering about 100 on Monday attacked the house of the Chairman of Benue State All Progressive Congress, Abba Yaro.

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.

Trouble, according to a resident of the area, who identified herself as Dooshima, 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.

Dooshima said, “The body of a young man – a security guard working for the chairman – was found dangling on the tree and we learnt that he was electrocuted while cutting the branches of a tree that is touching high tension wire.

“This angered the youths in the community, who invaded his house, pulled down the gate, and destroyed the house.”

Yaro added, “I woke up with noise from people this morning (Monday) that one of my security men climbed a tree to cut the branch and in the process got electrocuted.

“We were in the process of sorting out things when youths came in their numbers, pulled down the gate, and entered the house and destroyed it.”

The APC chairman commended Governor Samuel Ortom, who personally visited the house, stressing that the prompt intervention of the governor and police saved his people from attack.

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.

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