Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has approved the immediate suspension of four traditional rulers of Sankera intermediate area of the state for alleged gross misconduct.

The suspended chiefs include Mue Ter Ngyen, Chief D. K. Ijah from Ukum, Mue Ter Ichongo, Chief Terngu Iorhuna and Mue Ter Ipusu, Chief Enoch Kyumen both of Logo local government area as well as District head of Tir, Chief Boi Johnson in Katsina-Ala local government.

A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister Ken Achabo said the Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty 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 equally said, Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa has also appointed Chief Philip Saamaaya as acting District of Tir in Katsina-Ala Local Government.

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Meanwhile, a source at the Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs who does not want to be named said “the governor personally signed the letter and that it was over financial matter they (the chiefs) got imbroiled.”