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Ortom replaces four Benue traditional rulers with chiefs over misconduct

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has suspended four traditional rulers in the state over alleged misconduct.

The affected monarchs were 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 as well as the District Head of Tir, Chief Johnson Boi in Katsina-Ala LGA.

This was noted in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Ken Achabo.

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Ortom also ordered they be replaced immediately new chiefs appointed by the Paramount ruler of the Tiv tribe and Chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council, HRM, Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse and Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa.

“The Tor Tiv, has therefore appointed Chief Donald Vihive as acting Mue Ter Ngyen, Chief Stephen Tyôkpev as Mue Ter Ipusu, and Chief Orlu Mbakor as acting Mue Ter Chôngo.”

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