Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the burning of 2,420 hectares of farmland belonging to former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Recall some hoodlums, last weekend, set fire on the Obasanjo’s mango farmland situated at the Howe community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who gave the update on Thursday during a Thanksgiving service held at Chapel of Grace, Benue Peoples House Makurdi to mark the 46th anniversary of the state’s creation, said, four suspects have been arrested, while three are still being trailed by security agents.
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Ortom stated that the Benue State government will visit the farm to assess the extent of damage caused by the inferno and see what it could do in the interim.
He expressed happiness that the former president is not contemplating to relocate the farm despite the huge loss this has caused him.