The Tor Tiv, the Paramount Ruler of Tivland, Alfred Akawe Torkula, is dead at 71. The traditional ruler bade the world goodbye, yesterday, at a private hospital in Gboko, Benue. Confirming the incident on Tuesday, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. said he had already paid his condolences to the deceased’s family.
According to governor Ortom, members of the Tiv Traditional 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 late monarch.