The Police in Benue State have recovered two corpses from a farm in Ondo community of Ugboju in Otukpo Local Government Area of the state.
Daily Trust reports that crisis, which led to the death of some people, had occurred in the community few days before the Benue South rerun election held in February between some people believed to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was alleged by the locals that three people whose names were given as; Okwoche Omale, Andrew Adaji and Audu Okpachu Okopi were killed during the crisis while many houses were burnt and residents fled their homes.
Our correspondent gathered that the latest killing of the two people whose corpses were found in a farm was allegedly traceable to the same lingering crisis.
Police spokesman, Moses Yamu, who confirmed that policemen recovered the corpses from a farm after the people were said to have been missing, said they were investigating if the killings had connection to a problem between two brothers in the community.
Yamu said the Otukpo Local Government Council caretaker chairman, Ijachi Ude, who hailed from the community and his younger brother, Eje Ude, had been at loggerheads and that the chairman in whose farm the corpses were found had earlier reported to the police that the persons were missing.
“The dead bodies were recovered last Thursday with gunshots on their heads. One person was arrested in connection with the killing,” he said.
Daily Trust reports that apart from the tussle between the caretaker chairman, who belongs to the APC and his brother who is of the PDP, the Ondo community had been enmeshed in unrest over land for several years.