Makurdi - The Benue Police Command on Wednesday confirmed that some gunmen burnt down the house of Teryima Nguher, Chairman of Ukum Local Government, in Kyado village.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ezeala, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Makurdi that the incidence occurred on Tuesday.
Ezeala said investigation so far showed that the gunmen invaded the house between 8.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m.
He said the police were yet to make any arrest but gave the assurance that the culprits would be arrested and brought to book.
Ezeala said that apart from Nguher's house, no other one in the village was burnt during the incidence.
The police spokesman urged other residents to go about their normal activities as investigation into the matter was still on.