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Police arrest 18 over violent protest in Benue Local Government

Written by on July 4, 2024

Police have arrested eighteen persons suspected to be in connection with the violent protest that rocked the Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State yesterday.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, SP Catherine Anene, disclosed this in a statement issued and made available to journalists in Makurdi today.

Anene says the state Commissioner of Police, Hassan Yabanet, has relocated to the troubled local government.

Recall that some youths had protested the killing of people in Ayati village by local bandits resulting in the destruction of personal and government properties by the protesters.

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