Strange: Benue LGA imposes 12-hour curfew over missing penises reports
One could say that this year was made for strange events. First, following the EndSARS protest and Lekki shootings, it was alleged that hoodlums hijacked the protest, destroying properties.
It didn't end there; there was the palliative looting saga. Now, this. Could it be that there are some people 'looting' other people's genitalia in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State?
Caleb Ana, the Chairman of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, has imposed a 12-hour curfew on Daudu community after days of unrest caused by allegations of missing penises, Sahara News reported.
Clacified reported last week that there were complaints about people's genitalia missing at an alarming rate within the state.
Youths of Dauda town had claimed that some members of the community were responsible for the missing reproductive organs and had gone on a rampage.
The angry youths had attacked the police station threatening to burn it down over the strange incident.
Ana who spoke to reporters in Markurdi on Wednesday said the curfew would be between 8:00 pm to 6:00 am daily until things improved and tranquil is restored.
"The reason we imposed curfew is that the youths in Dauda community have raised the alarm and accused certain persons of removing their genitals; male and female organs.
They went ahead to burn down the properties of those they suspected and even killed a pastor of the church whom they accused of being responsible.
"We talked to them and pleaded with them to allow the law to take its course. Even the governor of the state went there himself to talk to them.
"But, last Monday, the youths mobilised and went to the police station in Dauda and threatened to burn it down accusing one other man whom they beat to a state of unconsciousness while accusing him of removing someone's genital organ.
"So it became too much, and it appeared they would cause more destruction if they are allowed to be moving about freely.
"That calls for the position of curfew in the community from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. It will last as long as they are ready to rest", Ana said.
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