JUST IN: Gunmen kill pregnant woman, eight others in Benue community

Suspected armed herdsmen numbering over 15 have attacked Aliko community and killed nine persons, including a pregnant woman. The attack occurred on Sunday around 4pm in Usha Council Ward, Agatu Local Government area of Benue state. The chairman of Agatu Local Government area, Hon.Yakubu Ochepo, who confirmed the attack. He told reporters on phone that […]

Hunters rescue baby buried alive in Benue

Some hunters have found a baby reportedly buried alive in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. The incident, according to a resident of the local government who simply identified himself as Terna happened in the Ashav Kusuv community. Terna said that hunters found her and brought her alive from the forest where she was […]

Palliative theft: Hoodlums intercept two trucks load of food in Benue community

The Benue state acting chairman of the Board Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), Emmanuel Agema, has confirmed that hoodlums intercepted two trucks of palliative and manhandled the drivers in the process. Agema stated that the hoodlums posed as revenue officials at a collection point close to Aliade, Gwer East Local Government Area in Benue state when […]

Benue Senator: Tribunal sacks APC’s Udende, declares PDP’s Suswam winner

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has sacked Senator Emmanuel Udende of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State. The tribunal declared the one-time governor of the state, Senator Gabriel Suswam of the Peoples Democratic Party, the winner of the senatorial election held on February 25, 2023. Udende represents Benue North East Senatorial District in […]

Decomposing body of retired Benue judge found at home

Gunmen have reportedly killed a retired President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Makurdi, Benue State, Justice Margaret Igbetar. Her remains were discovered on Thursday by her son at her residence on 1, Wantor Kwange Street, opposite the School of Medicine, Benue State University, Gboko Road. A source close to the family said by the […]

Gunmen rob travellers at police checkpoint in Benue State

A victim of armed robbery, Terna Amos, on Wednesday, recounted how he and other passengers of a vehicle heading to Makurdi from Otukpo, both in Benue State were attacked by suspected armed robbers in Adaka, a suburb of the state capital, on Tuesday. Amos, who is the Benue State correspondent of the National Record newspaper, […]

Gunmen kill 24 in Benue communities, raze houses down

Ethiopian military pushes back militiamen in two major Amhara towns

Gunmen on Saturday invaded Zaki Akpuuna 1 and Diom communities of Mbaterem district in the Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, killing 24 residents. Ukum is one of the three hotspots in the Sankera axis, where bandits suspected to be gang members of the slain Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, hold sway. Other hotspots are […]

Child Labour: Woman arrested for using 10-year-old beg for alms – Anambra

Man arrests woman, his wife for squandering N5 million in 3 months

The Anambra State Government has arrested a woman, Eneh Ogechukwu, for using a 10-year-old girl to beg for alms, despite repeated warnings to desist from it. Ogechukwu, aged 27, from the Udi community in Enugu State, was caught at Oyeolisa Ogbunike area of Anambra State using a 10-year-old girl from Benue State for alms begging […]

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest – Benue

Ethiopian military pushes back militiamen in two major Amhara towns

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic priest of Otukpo Diocese, Rev. Fr. Anthony Adikwu. The Rev. Father is the parish priest of St. Margaret’s Parish, Ajegbe Awume, in Ohimini Local Government Area of Benue State. An eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Oche, told our correspondent that some gunmen invaded the Awume […]