June 19, 2018

My father’s killers bundled him into his car, burnt him alive – Son of murdered Benue Army major (Punch)

My father’s killers bundled him into his car, burnt him alive – Son of murdered Benue Army major (Punch)

As an uneasy calm descended on the troubled Ondo-Ogobia communities in Otukpo Local Government area of Benue State, some gory details have emerged on the attack that claimed the lives of  a former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Major Lawrence Ugboh (retd.) and three others penultimate Thursday.

Also killed in the early morning attack on the village were a retired police officer, Obeluva Ujah, the security officer of the local government and one other person.

During a visit of our correspondent to the community, one of  Ugbo’s children, Edwin, a state Commandant of the Peace Corps in Kaduna, said that on the eve of the fateful Thursday, he had spoken with his father in the night, who requested him to assist some youths, who were looking for job only to be informed few hours later that his father had been killed. Read more

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