Benue Crisis: Major Gen Ugbo, 7 Others Killed, Burnt To Ashes In Ugboju

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Eight persons, including one Major General Lawrence Ugbo have been reportedly killed and several others injured in Ugboju district, Otukpo LGA of Benue State.

It was gathered that the incident, which broke out Wednesday morning has rendered many persons homeless.

An eye witness said that war broke out in the community after some boys from Ugboju allegedly attacked a group of persons loyal to a former chairman of Otukpo.

Afripost also gathered that the ex-LG boss was in the village with his loyalists when another group believed to be his rival launched an attack on them, injuring many persons.

In reprisal, the politician went back and teamed up with his boys who stormed the community, killing anybody on sight.

They reportedly killed a retired Major General Lawrence Ugbo and burnt his corpse to ashes.

The chairman of Otukpo LG, Hon. George Alli confirmed to Daily Post that several persons lost their lives.

He, however, faulted the claims in some quarters that the clash was politically motivated.

“Yes, I am there as we speak to take victims to the hospital. Several persons, including Maj Gen Lawrence Ugbo were killed and his body burnt to ashes. The clash has nothing to do with politics, it was a land tussle that cause the incident. I will get the whole and pass it across to you shortly,” he said.



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