How Pastor, 2 Others Were Killed After Heavy Fighting Broke Out During APC Meeting

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It has been reported that at least three members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Benue State were allegedly killed while several others were injured during the party’s Benue South Senatorial caucus meeting, held in Otukpo, headquarters of the senatorial district, on Friday.
According to a report by Punch Metro, it was gathered that a fight broke out during the meeting between some men believed to be loyal to the current chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Abbah Yaro, and a member of the House of Representatives from the senatorial district.
The federal lawmaker was said to have declared his ambition to contest the Benue South senatorial ticket on the occasion.
It was further learnt that the fracas resulted in the death of three persons, including a pastor, (names witheld) while several other party faithful sustained injuries.
Speaking to Punch Metro on the phone in Makurdi, Yaro said the fight did not emanate from the meeting, adding that the zonal meeting went on smoothly and ended successfully.
He explained that despite the plans by some members of the party from Benue South Senatorial district to disrupt the meeting, everything went well.
He said, “Some people in my senatorial zone do not want me back as the state chairman of the party even when the entire zonal leadership of the party in the state has endorsed me for a second term.
 
“Some people, who just defected from the PDP to the APC, are fighting me and they are the cause of Friday’s mayhem.
 
“However, what I gathered is that the fight that led to the death of the three people, started in one of the streets of Otukpo, a day before the zonal meeting was held and l was not there.”
The Director of Publicity of the party in the state, Apeh Peter, alleged that the fight that led to the demise of the people might have been instigated by a federal lawmaker who wanted to contest the Benue South Senatorial district.
He said, “I heard about the killings. The incident did not happen at the venue of the meeting or at the zonal party secretariat. The crisis started from Thursday. I heard that boys were moving from street to street, killing people.
PUNCH

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. ONUORAH ADAEZE CHIDIMMA

    This is so sad

  2. ONUORAH ADAEZE CHIDIMMA

    This is too bad oo savage
    Team Wawrinka

  3. ONUORAH ADAEZE CHIDIMMA

    Savage,this world is so corrupt
    Team paste from India

  4. they should device a means of settling their differences without disgracing themselves.
    team Bouke

  5. okoye chidimma Ann

    If the so called leaders are behaving this way I then wonder what could be our place.

  6. What is this world turning into
    team paste from India

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