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Gunmen Kidnap College Of Education Provost In Benue

BENUE – The Benue Police Command said on Monday that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Mr Tsavwua Gborigyo. The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene, told NAN in Makurdi that the provost was abducted during the weekend. Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial. She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost. [Read]

81 herdsmen convicted, 3,000 cows arrested in Benue — Ortom

 Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Saturday in New York said no fewer than 81 herdsmen had been convicted and 3,000 cows arrested under the state’s anti-open grazing law. Herdsmen along with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 10, 2019. – Kara cattle market in Agege, Lagos is one of the largest of West Africa receiving thousands of cows weekly due to the massive consumption of meat in Lagos area. Ortom, who gave the update in a keynote address at the 2019 annual convention of the Idoma Association USA, said implementation of the law had brought relative peace to the state. “We [Read]

INEC collation officer shot in Benue [READ MORE]

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. Premium Times gathered that she has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections were held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano. In all the five states, the contest is between the APC and the PDP. Details later….. [Read]

BREAKING: BOOM! EFCC Arrests APC Agent With Bags of Money At Polling Unit [SEE PHOTOS]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that 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 picture of the seizure, said in a Facebook post that the suspect was arrested in Makurdi. The post read, “At the North Bank Area, Makurdi, a man was caught with large bags containing lots of money. While trying to arrest him, officers of the Commission were attacked and vehicles vandalised. Information gathered confirms that the money belongs [Read]

Suspected herdsmen resume, kill 16 in fresh Benue attack [READ MORE]

  Sixteen people were killed in a fresh attack on three communities in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen . The suspected herdsmen, who were said to have invaded the communities on Saturday, shot indiscriminately and killed 16 people . The Chairman of Gwer West Local Government, Francis Ayagan, confirmed the attack . He said, “Sixteen people were killed by militia herders in Tse Tuma, Chiachia and Tse Targu communities and neighbouring villages , all in Gwer West . ” Also confirming the attack , the sub – sector Commander of the Operation Whirl Stroke in charge of Gwer West , Flying Officer Mohammed [Read]

2019 Presidency: See Details of what Buhari said at APC rally in Benue [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

  PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS DISCLOSED THAT THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION, NNPC, WILL SOON COMMENCE “DRILLING FOR A DEEPER SEARCH FOR OIL AND GAS IN THE BENUE TROUGH.” Buhari explained that this was the next step following the commencement of drilling in the Kolmani River area, located within Bauchi and Gombe States. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;   [Read]

Drama as Benue Council Chair Comes Under fire for shouting APC slogan at PDP rally [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Chairman of Gwer West Local Government council in Benue Francis Ayagah is under fire for allegedly shouting All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ayagah was elected chairman on the platform of the APC. He defected in the new political realignment in Benue to the PDP. It was at a rally organised by Governor Samuel Ortom’s wife, Eunice, for the reelection of the governor in the local government area. But while the chairman mounted the podium to address the rally, he shouted Aaaaaa Peeeee Ceeeee (APC) two times. There was no response from the PDP supporters, who felt [Read]

Man slaughters daughter for sacrifice in Benue, claims to follow ‘the Voice of God’ – READ MORE

  The Chairman, Konshisha Local Government, Mrs Justina Ubebe, has confirmed the killing of an infant girl by her father, one John Depuun, as a sacrificial offering in a village in Tse-Agberagba in the area. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the suspect equally went ahead to claim he was only following ‘the voice of God’. Confirming the incident on Thursday in Makurdi, Ubebe described the act as “strange and bizarre”. She said the act, which happened on Wednesday night, had already been reported to the police and that the culprit had been arrested. Also, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said the culprit had been arrested and [Read]

Benue: Herdsmen rip open pregnant woman’s womb, bring out unborn child READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Sunday attacked, raped and inserted stones and stick into the private part of a pregnant woman in Yogbo town, Makurdi, the Benue state capital. The incident happened when the woman was relaxing with her husband who escaped when the men started shooting. It was gathered that the heartless herders used sticks to pierce through her private part to kill the unborn child. They pulled out both the child and the woman’s womb leaving her at the mercy of death. Upon her husband’s report, soldiers came to pick her corpse but discovered that she was still alive. She was rushed to Bishop Murray Hospital for treatment. It [Read]