The Benue Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that eight of its members died in a road accident while traveling for a campaign rally in the state.
The party’s State Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, said that the incident which also left many persons injured occurred in the Zone C (Benue South) Senatorial District. He said the party faithfuls were traveling to the venue of the flag-off of the Senatorial Campaign of candidate of the party in the Benue-South Senatorial District, Abba Moro, which was slated to hold in Agatu on Friday.
According to the statement, the event has been postponed in honour of the dead and that a new date for the event would be rescheduled. Confirming the incident, David Mendie, Sector Commander, FRSC in Benue, said he got an emergency call from the unit command in Zone C informing him about a fatal accident on Agatu route on Friday.