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Tension as gunmen attack Benue Palace, kill monarch’s son abduct daughter

The Ikpomolokpo palace in Gege ward of Ado Local Government Area, Benue State, was assaulted by unidentified gunmen, who killed the monarch’s son.

The attack took place in the early hours of Monday, when the terrorists broke into the palace with the intention of kidnapping the king and his wife.

One of the monarch’s daughters was abducted by the assailants, according to Chief James Oche, Chairman of the local government, who verified the event to media in Makurdi, the state capital.

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“Some gunmen at about 2am today (Monday) entered into the residence of the clan head of Ipomoloko through the fence and asked for the wife of the clan head from the son whose name is Thompson.

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“The young man told them that he did not know the whereabouts of his mother and they shot him dead and they now took the sister away,” he said.

A resident of the community, Mr Adanu who spoke with reporters, said the entire village has been enveloped with tension over fear of more attacks.

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According to him, “at about 2am, we started hearing heavy gunshots from the palace area but no one could come out because we were all looking for safety”.

“This night won’t be easy for us, some people have already traveled to Makurdi and Otukpo but not all of us have places to go”.

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