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The Department of State Services on Wednesday arrested former Governor of Benue State , Gabriel Suswam , over security issues in the state .

The former governor was arrested after the incumbent governor , Samuel Ortom , allegedly petitioned the DSS over the security situation in the state , as he ( Suswam ) , was allegedly planning to make it ungovernable , reports Channels Television .

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A source close to the governor who pleaded anonymity confirmed the arrest as well as the petition to Channels Television on Thursday.

The DSS had arrested the former Governor in 2017 , after it said it uncovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from a property allegedly belonging to him at number 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way , Maitama -Abuja .
According to a statement by the DSS spokesman , Tony Opuiyo , last year , the DSS had been informed that some incriminating items were stashed in the boots of cars parked at the property .