By Kula Tersoo
A mysterious pot yesterday caused panic amongst Benue Government House workers and visitors.
The pot was seen where it was conspicuously kept at the Government House round-about in Makurdi; where it was gathered those who crept in to put it for whatsoever purpose must have done it late last night.
The mysterious pot was sighted at the Government House roundabout at the time various political office seekers had returned to the trenches.
Blueprint learnt that the security agents and other workers of Makurdi Government House saw it as early as 4am on Tuesday.
It was learnt that Government House security men stationed close to the roundabout, on sighting the pot, moved away from their original place just as other staff of government house were seen in clusters discussing in hush tones, the pot.
The presence of the mysterious pot which contained palm oil, pork meat and something that looked like red kola nut is said to have sent shivers down the spines of the governor’s personal aides who refused to come out of their office when the news of the strange pot reached them.
It was not clear if the strange occurrence, the first since the creation of the state in 1976, was connected to the 2015 governorship race, but sources close to the aspirants said each of them had been putting pressure on the governor to anoint him.
Benue had faced crisis of Tiv/Agatu farmers and Fulani herdsmen for over three years before it subsided as a result of intervention by security agencies as well as the various committees set up by the state government.