The paramount ruler of the Tiv race, Alfred Akawe Torkula, has died at the age of 71.
He was the chairman of the Benue State Traditional Council. He was also the pro-chancellor of the Michael Okpara University in Abia State.
He was installed as the fourth Tor Tiv in April 1991. He died on Monday in a private hospital in Gboko.
Gov Samuel Ortom, who has confirmed the death, said details of the burial plans would be announced later.