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Hoodlums set ablaze ex-Gov Aper Aku’s house in Benue



A group of hoodlums on Monday set ablaze the residence of ex-Benue State governor, late Aper Aku, in Gboko.

The spokesman for the state police command, Sewuese Anene, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Makurdi.

Anene, who declined further comments on the incident, however, said investigations to unravel those behind the crime were ongoing.

Aku served as governor of Benue State between 1979 and 1984.

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He died in November 1988.

The ex-governor’s daughter, Miss Deborah Aku, told journalists that police personnel rescued six of them from the building shortly before the hoodlums set the house on fire.

She said the entire house, including properties worth millions of naira, were burnt down.

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