Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has suspended four traditional rulers in the Sankera axis of the state comprising, Ukum, Logo and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas over alleged misconduct.
The traditional rulers are: Mue Ter Ngyen, Chief D Ijah from Ukum local government, Mue Ter Ichongo, Chief Terngu Iorhuna and Mue Ter Ipusu, Chief Enoch Kyumen both of Logo LGA and the District Head of Tir, Chief Johnson Boi in Katsina-Ala local government area.
The suspended monarchs have since been replaced by other appointees by the Paramount Ruler of the Tiv tribe and Chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council, HRM, Tor Tiv, Prof.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.
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday in Makurdi by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ken Achabo,
He stated, “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.”
The statement added that the Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa had also appointed Chief Philip Saamaaya as acting District of Tir in Katsina-Ala LGA.