Protesting Youths Destroy APC Chairman’s Properties Over Death Of Security Man

The house of Benue State chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Abba Yaro, was, on Monday, destroyed by youths. 


According to an eyewitness, the house was invaded on Monday morning and windows, air conditioner and cars were destroyed. 

A resident of the area, Madam Tinna, told our correspondent that youths went on rampage to avenge the death of one of them who worked as a security guard in the chairman’s house. 

Tinna said that trouble started when youths in the area found the body of a young man who worked as a security guard in the chairman’s house hung on a tree. 

Tinna said: “This morning we saw the body of one of the Chairman’s security guards on a tree and upon inquiry, it was learned that he had been electrocuted while trying to cut down a branch of tree that is close to a high tension wire. 

“But youths were furious and invaded the man’s house pulled down the gate and destroyed the house.” 

Meanwhile, Yaro said that he didn’t know anything until he was woken up by the noise of people and that upon enquiry, he was told that one of his security guards who tried to cut down a branch of tree was electrocuted. 

Yaro said: “When I asked the other security man, he told me that he warned the man against going to cut the branch of tree and that the man said he knew how he would cut it, only for him to be electrocuted. 

“We were in the process of sorting out things when youths came in their numbers, pulled down the gate and entered the house and destroyed it. You can all see all that was destroyed. 

The APC chairman applauded Governor Samuel Ortom’s prompt visit and intervention which he said saved his family members from an attack. 

Governor Ortom condemned the destruction of Yaro’s house by youths and urged them to stop taking law into their hands whenever anything goes wrong. 

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