Young people in the early long periods of Saturday overwhelmed security staff and disturbed the advantageous race in Chito the central station Azendeshi board ward, in Ukum neighborhood government territory of Benue state.
The rampaging young people were asserted to have assaulted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, authorities,
PDP operators and spectators after which they grabbed all the constituent materials implied for decision, consumed them consequently disturbing the whole procedure in the region.
Part speaking to Ukum state body electorate in the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr. Paul Biam close by, the Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Kachina Merga, Adviser to the State Governor on Revenue and Taxation, Mr Jerome Zaye who were operators of the PDP in the territory were altogether assaulted by the perturbed asserted APC adolescents.
Whenever reached, the INEC Public Relations Officer, PRO, for Benue state, Mr. Andyer Terkaa affirmed the advancement.
Benue State is one of the North central states in Nigeria with a population of about 4,253,641 in 2006 census.
It is inhabited predominantly by the Tiv, Idoma and Igede peoples, who speak Tiv, Idoma, and Igede languages respectively. Its capital is Makurdi, Benue is a rich agricultural region; popularly grown crops includes; sweet potatoes, cassava, soya bean, guinea corn, flax, yams, sesame, rice, and groundnuts, Palm Tree
Benue State is named after the Benue River and was formed from the former Benue-Plateau State in 1976, along with Igala and some part of Kwara State. In 1991 some areas of Benue state (mostly Igala area), along with areas in Kwara State, were carved out to become part of the new Kogi State. Igbo people are found in the boundary areas like the Obi, Oju etc.
Samuel Ortom is the governor and Benson Abounu is the deputy governor. Both were elected under the All Progressives Congress (APC) but defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018.
Benue state has three universities: Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State University, Makurdi, University of Mkar. It has two polytechnics: Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo and Fidei polytechnic, Gboko as well as the Akperan Orshi college of Agriculture Yandev.
There are about four colleges of education which are Federal College of Education Agasha, College of Education Oju, College of Education Kastina Ala.
Benue State as it exists today is a surviving legacy of an administrative entity which was carved out of the protectorate of northern Nigeria at the beginning of the twentieth century. The territory was initially known as Munshi Province until 1918 when the name of its dominant geographical feature, the ‘Benue River’ was adopted.
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