The government of Benue state has imposed a 12-hour Curfew after allegations of missing pensises incited unrest in the state.
This was made known by the Chairman of Guma Local Government who informed Newsmen at the statehouse. According to the chairman, a group of young men in Daudu town had lamented bitterly a week ago about their missing male reproductive organs.
The youths who murdered the Pastor-in-Charge of Divine Shadow Church, Daudu, Prophet Uhembe Jacob, after they claimed he was responsible for their missing organs and have since been on a rampage.
Speaking Ana said, “The reason we imposed curfew is that the youths in the Daudu community have raised alarm and accused certain persons of removing their genitals; male and female organs.
“They went ahead to burn down the properties of those they suspected and even killed a pastor of the church whom they accused of being responsible.
“We talked to them and pleaded with them to allow the law to take its course. Even the governor of the state went there himself to talk to them.
“But last Monday, the youths mobilized and went to police station in Daudu and threatened to burn it down accusing one other man whom they beat to a state of unconsciousness while accusing him of removing someone’s genital organ.
“So it became too much and it appeared they will cause more destruction if they are allowed to be moving about freely.
“That calls for the position of curfew in the community, from 8:00pm to 6:00am. It will last as long as they are ready to rest.”
The LG boss added that a popular motorcycle rider had been arrested in connection with the incident.