The Governor of Benue State has suspended four traditional rulers in the Sankara axis of the state for alleged misconduct.
Those affected were the Mue TerNguyenn, Chief D Ijah from Ukum Local Government Area (LGA), Mue Ter Ichongo, Chief Terngu Iorhuna and Mue Ter Ipusu, Chief Enoch Kyumen both from Logo LGA as well as the District Head of Tir, Chief Johnson Boi in Katsina-Ala LGA.
The suspended monarchs were immediately replaced by new Chiefs appointed in acting capacity by the Paramount Ruler of the Tiv tribe and Chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council, HRM, Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse and Tor Sankara, Chief Abu King Shuluwa.
According to a statement issued on Friday in Makurdi by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ken Achabo, “the Tor Tiv, has therefore appointed Chief Donald Vihive as acting Mue Ter Nguyen, Chief Stephen Tyôkpev as Mue Ter Ipusu, and Chief Orlu Mbakor as acting Mue Ter Chôngo.”
The statement added that the Tor Sankara, Chief Abu King Shuluwa had also appointed Chief Philip Saamaaya as acting district head of Tir in Katsina-Ala LGA.
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