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Gunmen invade palace in Benue, kill traditional ruler’s son, abduct daughter

Gunmen invade palace in Benue, kill traditional ruler’s son, abduct daughter

Unknown gunmen invaded palace of the clan head of Ikpomilokpo in Gege ward, Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, Chief Michael Oche, killed his son and kidnapped his daughter.


The gunmen stormed the neighborhood at about 2 am on Monday, November 14 and went straight to the residence of the clan head, whereas firing warning photographs.


It was gathered that after they pressured their method into the premises of the clan head, they forcibly entered the home and met his son. 



The chairman of the native authorities, James Oche, who confirmed the incident mentioned that he obtained a misery name from the realm within the early hours of Monday.


“I used to be advised that some gunmen at about 2:00 am (Monday) entered into the house of the clan head of Ipomoloko by way of the fence and requested for his spouse from the son. I used to be advised that the younger man advised them that he didn’t know the whereabouts of his mom they usually shot him lifeless after which they now took his sister, Rose, away,’ the chairman mentioned.


“I immediately alerted troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) but before they could get to the place, the gunmen had escaped to Atiga forest around Okpokwu LGA,’ Oche said, adding that the troops were still on the trail of the gunmen at the time of this report,”


The council boss, in a press release he later posted on Facebook gave the identify of the deceased son of the normal ruler as Thompson and the kidnapped daughter as Rose.


“I write with indescribable grief to commiserate with the family of Chief Michael Oche, the Clan Head of Ikpomilokpo Clan of Ogege Ward of Ado Local Government over the attack on his Palace which occured in the early hours of today,” the assertion learn. 


“It is sad that the unfortunate incident led to the death of his son, Mr. Thompson Oche and the abduction of his daughter, Rose Oche. This is a most unconscionable, inhuman and barbaric act and I condemn same in its entirety,” 


The council boss additional assured on the Local Government Council is working assiduously with the safety businesses, the state authorities and related stakeholders to make sure the protected launch and return of the kidnapped Rose Oche inside restricted time.



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