The chairman of the Benue Traditional Council and the Paramount Ruler of the Tiv, the Tor Tiv, Alfred Torkula, is dead.
The death of the first class ruler was confirmed to pressmen on Tuesday morning in Markudi by the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom.
The Tor Tiv, died on Monday in a private hospital in Gboko, the traditional seat of his throne. The Tor Tiv was aged 71 years.
Mr. Ortom said members of the Tiv Traditonal Council were on their way to the Government House for proper briefing and the handover of the staff of office, which was previously held by the former king.
According to him, details of the burial plans would be announced later.