Herdsmen invade Benue prison farm centre, kill inmate

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The Benue Prisons Service on Monday confirmed that herdsmen invaded its Jato-Aka Farm Centre and killed an inmate, one Tersoo Agidi.

Stephen Nwanchor, the Public Relations Officer of Benue Prisons Service, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that the incident took place on Saturday at the farm centre.

Mr. Nwanchor said the invasion was not a failed jail break attempt.

“This is a new farm centre established in January, 2017. The herdsmen invaded the place, destroyed property, shot and killed one Tersoo Agidi, an inmate.

“We have evacuated all the remaining inmates from the farm centre to Gboko, pending the outcome of the investigation.

“We are not taking anything for granted. My Controller of Prison is on top of the issue, and all relevant security operatives in the state have been notified,” Mr. Nwanchor said.

The PRO said the service was investigating the invasion to ascertain the remote cause, noting that no arrest had been made so far.

Mr. Nwanchor said the service had tightened security in and around all its facilities in the state, assuring that there was no cause for alarm. (NAN)


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  • Netanyahu

    Mumuhari’s terrorist brothers maiming and killing all over the place. Will the certificate forger ever utter a word? Rather he was the other week condoling with the British prime minister on the death of four terrorist victims in the UK. What an irony.

    • amazing2012

      Can you Please comment on Pastor Abel Eku who planted a bomb at his church, “Christ chosen Church of God”.The Satan planted the bomb Inside the auditorium of the church when the church is to host international conference.
      20 March 2017

  • Ade

    we are awaiting the minister of Internal Affairs to visit the victims of Jato-Aka Farm Centre as he did in Ile-Ife and we hope the killers and not the victims would be arrested.

    • abodes_124

      Do not bet on it the prison officer and prisoners will be arrested, taken to Abuja and paraded. The IG will of course make another very wise observation on their arrest.

    • amazing2012

      Please I need your comment on Pastor Abel Eku who planted a bomb at his church, “Christ chosen Church of God”.The Satan planted the bomb Inside the auditorium of the church when the church is to host international conference.
      20 March 2017