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The Anti-riot police operatives have taken over Austin Agade-led All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretariat in Makurdi, Benue state capital.

Following the crisis rocking the party in the state, there are two APC secretariats in Makurdi. While one is controlled by Agada, Benjamin Omakolo takes charge of the other.

The Agada-led APC State Working Committee (SWC) slated Friday 19 to inaugurate members of the zoning committee for the forthcoming council polls at the Secretariat.

But as early as 6 am anti-riot policemen moved their trucks and blocked all access leading to the Secretariat.

There was confusion as Okada riders believed to be loyal to the Benjamin Omakolo-led APC State Working Committee, which the Chief Of Staff Paul Biam described as the original APC, took over the scene.

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The Publicity Secretary of the Agada faction, Daniel Ihomun, said that the sealing off of their secretariat may not be unconnected with the inauguration of members of the zoning committee for the forthcoming local government election.

“We are to inaugurate members of the zoning committee for the coming local government election today at our secretariat only for the government to send policemen and their thugs to seal off the secretariat,” Ihomun said.