|Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom|
Four traditional rulers in the Sankera hub of Benue state containing, Ukum, Logo and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of the state have been suspended by Governor Samuel Ortom for supposed wrongdoing.
Those impacted were the Mue Ter Ngyen, Chief D Ijah from Ukum, LGA, Mue Ter Ichongo, Chief Terngu Iorhuna and Mue Ter Ipusu, Chief Enoch Kyumen both of Logo LGA just as the District Head of Tir, Chief Johnson Boi in Katsina-Ala LGA.The suspended rulers were promptly supplanted by new Chiefs selected in acting capacity by the Paramount leader of the Tiv clan and Chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council, HRM, Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse and Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa.
As per an assertion given on Friday in Makurdi by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ken Achabo, “the Tor Tiv, has in this way selected Chief Donald Vihive as acting Mue Ter Ngyen, Chief Stephen Tyôkpev as Mue Ter Ipusu, and Chief Orlu Mbakor as acting Mue Ter Chôngo.”
The assertion added that the Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa had additionally selected Chief Philip Saamaaya as acting District of Tir in Katsina-Ala LGA