Reports suggest that there is an ongoing war between Okpoga, the country home of Benue state Deputy Speaker, James Okefe and Inleng, a neighboring town.
It was gathered that the fight has claimed the lives of about five people. fewer than five lives.
An insider hinted that the problem started few months ago when a man, who is believed to be a member of an armed robbery gang from Inleng, a neibouring village, was arrested and killed by vigilante group from Okpoga.
Few days later, the deceased’s group traced one of the vigilante members to Okpoga and strangled him to death and burnt his body.
The source said,
“The same suspected robbers again came to the community with motorcycle and the vigilante members identified them and followed them to a nearby village where fight broke out between them.
“The vigilante guys overpowered them after their bullets exhausted. They arrested them, cut off their manhoods and set them ablaze.”
Total war broke out after the boys from Inleng returned to the community and killed two boys from the community in reprisal
The source added:
“They killed, dismembered their bodies and set them on fire.”
Another community member who gave his name as Agbo said,
“As we speak, Okpoga, Okpodu, Aidogodo and other villages have teamed up and are currently matching to Inleng to fight.
“The entire Okpoga is like a graveyard as we speak. I am currently in Ai-Fam, in Owukpa as I am talking,”