Benue State Government has announced that the first death from the coronavirus has been recorded in the state.
This is even as the confirmed cases rise to 47 from the initial figure of 39 at the weekend.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Sunday Ongbabo disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday.
Although he could not categorically confirm the cause of death, the Commissioner said the victim was being managed by the state government.
According to him, the patient had other health complications arising from a surgery he had, adding that a post-mortem test conducted on the corpse came back positive for COVID 19.
[6/24, 6:42 AM] TVC Ondo Moradeyo: Amotekun arrests 42 cows over invasion, destruction of farmlands in Akure
Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed “Amotekun Corps” has arrested 42 cows for destroying farmlands around Alagbaka extension in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The state Commander, Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, explained that the cows were arrested after series of 5 complaints by owners of the farmlands in the axis.
According to him, over eight separate farmlands with crops such as maize and cassava were completely destroyed by Fulani herdsmen who usually graze their cows around the affected area.
The Corps Commander noted that the herders who were heavily armed chased away the farm owners who later contacted the Amotekun Corps.
He added that on seeing the owners of the affected farmlands, the heavily armed herders attempted to kill them but the farmers ran for their dear lives.