Breaking News: Two Persons Killed in a Fresh Ukpute Attack
It is no longer news that Ukpute has been under siege for the past 13 Months, by the Tiv Militias over a land dispute, between Bonta and Ukpute. It has been wanton destruction of lives and property at the place since inception. Recall that igedeoline.com reported that the abducted Igede boy of Ochoro Community was released and given a scholarship by Benue State Government, which made it looks like peace has finally been restored to the area. The reverse seem to be the case as worse has rather been happening.
In the early hours of today, igedeonline.com gathered that the Tiv Militias attacked Ukpute, leaving two dead and others injured. Confirming the news, igedeonline.com in a chat with Comrade Andyson Iji Egbodo; Igede Youth Council National president, confirmed that one clergy man, Pastor Ijuo Moses Ijoko and a yet to identify Igede man were killed at Ukpute.
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After all the promises from the Benue State governor, his Excellency Dr Samuel Ortom, as reported by several media platforms that peace has been restored to the region, it seems nothing close to that is achievable, yet. It was reported that the very day, the abducted 5 years old boy was released, there was an attack on the people of Ukpute.
More details on this will be posted, shortly.