Herdsmen Invade Benue Prisons Farm Centre, Kill One

One inmate was reportedly killed when herdsmen invaded Jato-Aka Farm Centre, operated by Benue Prisons Service.
The inmate, one Tersoo Agodi, was said to have been killed by the herdsmen on Saturday.
Confirming the incident, Stephen Nwanchor, the Public Relations Officer of Benue Prisons Service, said in Makurdi on Monday that the incident took place on Saturday at the farm centre.
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,” 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, saying the service had tightened security in and around all its facilities in the state.

Author: News Editor

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