The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Benue State, Comrade Abba Yaro narrowly escaped lynching on Monday, when offended youths attacked his Makurdi residence in protest over the death of a young man.
It was gathered that trouble began when the chairman instructed the young man, mentioned to be his guard, to chop down a tree within the compound.
The younger man was electrocuted to death whereas attempting to chop down tree branches after he made contact with electrical wires.
Youths within the area bought wind of the incident and accused the Chairman of utilizing the younger man for rituals. They rapidly mobilsed and went on rampage, destroying the house and vehicles with intent to burn down the house.
It took the timely intervention of the Nigerian police and Governor Samuel Ortom, who arrived and pleaded with the youths to settle down. The youths who refused needed to be dispersed with gun shots to the air.
In the meantime, Governor Ortom has condemned the assault on Yaro’s residence and advised the youths to hunt nonviolent methods of resolving issues.
Ortom, who made the condemnation during a go to to the chairman’s residence, additionally suggested the youths to contain regulation enforcement companies when the necessity arises, stressing that violent actions may typically have grave consequences.
The Governor commiserated with the household of the young man who was electrocuted and later addressed the youths at Kucha Utebe after a sympathy visit.
Comrade Yaro thanked the Governor for his fast intervention and immediate visit to sympathize with him despite the fact that they belong to completely different political events, saying it his motion reveals qualities of a great chief.
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