Hoodlums set ablaze residence of ex-Benue gov

The residence of the former Governor of Benue State, Late Aper Aku, in the Gboko area of the state, has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

According to DailyTrust Deborah Aku, a daughter of the late governor, who confirmed the development said the police intervened and rescued six individuals before the house was engulfed in flames.

She said incident occurred on Monday, following the safe evacuation of the occupants from the building.

She recounted that the trouble began in March when a man brandishing a cutlass visited the house and threatened them, alleging that his goat had died after drinking water from their premises.

Aku said her mother reported the incident to the Police Division in Gboko and the matter was later charged to court.

“The incident started between 7am and 8am on Monday. They came around and didn’t talk to anyone numbering over 30. When we noticed that their visit was not friendly we locked all the doors and called the Police.”

“Before the Police could arrive they started destroying the house, killed our dog, broke into the pig house and carted away with all the pigs. They also destroyed our mother’s car.

“The Police arrived and were able to rescued us out of the house. We left with the Police with only what we were putting on. While we were on our way with the Police the house was burnt with everything inside. The Police came in two trucks but the boys were many and even attacked them too.” She narrated.


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