Makurdi

Makurdi township roads ready before Easter – Gov Alia

Makurdi township roads ready before Easter – Gov Alia

By Peter Duru, Makurdi Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue state has promised to complete the ongoing construction of Makurdi township roads before the coming Easter celebration. He also assured that the construction of rural roads across the state would soon commence to open up the rural areas in order to aid the transportation of farm […]
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4 persons remanded in correctional centre for alleged conspiracy, robbery

4 persons remanded in correctional centre for alleged conspiracy, robbery

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Makurdi on Thursday remanded four persons in a correctional centre over alleged criminal conspiracy and armed robbery. The defendants:  Shima Agwa, Pilakyaa Shagu, Bemshima Orahii, and Gideon Akaaive, all of the various addresses in Wannune and Agasha in Benue were remanded at the Federal Correctional Centre, Makurdi. The magistrate, Mrs. […]

Armed men gun down vigilante official in Makurdi

Armed men gun down vigilante official in Makurdi

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Unknown armed men Monday night reportedly shot dead one Mzambatiav Ikyagba, a Benue state vigilante official at the Akpehe settlement area of Makurdi, the state capital. According to an eyewitness, the victim was killed at about 10pm in a provision shop located directly opposite Saint Joseph Church Akpehe. The eyewitness […]

Varsity student, one other shot dead in Benue cult clash

Varsity student, one other shot dead in Benue cult clash

By Peter Duru – Makurdi A four hundred level Mass Communication student of Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi and one other, names withheld, were Monday night reportedly shot dead in the Gyado Villa area of Makurdi town by alleged rival cult members. Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness that the victims were killed at about 10 […]

Benue fisherman beats wife to death over missing N5,000

Benue fisherman beats wife to death over missing N5,000

By Peter Duru A 42-year-old fisherman, Patrick Ejiro Wednesday morning in Tyomu community on Makurdi-Gboko road in Tarka Local Government Area of Benue state reportedly beat his wife to death over alleged missing N5,000. Vanguard gathered that the fisherman, an indigene of Delta state had been living with his Benue wife in the community where […]

41 die in one of Benue’s Internally Displaced Persons camps

41 die in one of Benue’s Internally Displaced Persons camps

By Peter Duru Indications emerged Tuesday that over 41 inmates at the Abagena Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the outskirts of Makurdi town lost their lives since the camp was opened in 2018. The camp which is one of the 22 official and unofficial camps housing persons displaced by herdsmen crisis in the state […]