A mysterious pot at the Benue State Government House round-about in Makurdi yesterday caused panic amongst staff and security personnel.
Peoples Daily gathered that the pot which was seen as early as 4 am on Tuesday may have been kept there during the wee hours of the day.
It was learnt that government house security men stationed close to the round about, on sighting the pot, moved away from their original place just as staff of government house were seen in clusters discussing the pot.
The presence of the mysterious pot which contained palm oil, pork 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 from office when the news of the strange pot reached them.
It was not clear if the strange occurrence which is the first since the creation of the state in 1976 is connected to the 2015 governorship race but sources close to the aspirants said each of them have been putting pressure on the governor to anoint him.
Benue 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.
The mysterious pot has appeared at the government house roundabout at the time various political office seekers have returned to the trenches.