Gov. Ortom pleads with Nigerians to support Benue IDPs

Governor Sam Ortom of Benue State yesterday called on Nigerians to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state. Ortom spoke at separate thanksgiving masses held at St Dominic Catholic Church, Sachi, and St Joseph’s Quasi-Parish, Nyon, during the anniversary celebrations Speaker of the Benue House of Assembly, Titus Uba and a former Chairman of […]

It’s unfair to stop Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho while armed herders are not checked – Ortom

By Peter Duru As herders abduct, kill 2 aid workers, Ortom’s relation, 5 others in Benue Invaders send message, vow to continue killings until Benue repeals grazing law Ortom condemns attack on his home town Eight persons including two aide workers and a relation of Governor Samuel Ortom were, Sunday, reportedly killed during a raid […]

Sustained attacks won’t make us repeal grazing law – Ortom

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has insisted that the sustained attacks on Benue people will not force his administration to repeal the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law. He maintained that anyone who thinks that the state government would be intimidated to repeal the law would be making a great […]

Panic as fleeing herdsmen invade Benue communities

Fulani herdsmen grazing in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, have reportedly fled the zone and are now settling in some Benue communities. The Fulani herdsmen are according to reports now settling in some communities in Ogbadibo, Okpokwu, Ado and other Local Government Areas of Benue State. It is believed that the invasion may not be […]

Insecurity: Buhari must act fast to save Nigeria from collapse –Leva, Benue CAN Chair

 From Rose Ejembi Makurdi Benue State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Akpen Leva has decried the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria and calls on President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to act fast to rescue the nation from collapse. Leva who is also the Pastor in Charge of NKST, Iyortyer in Makurdi in this interview, […]

Again, Suspected Herdsmen Kill Four People in Benue

By George Okoh Suspected Herdsmen yesterday killed four persons in two council wards of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. The herdsmen simultaneously launched an attack on Tse Shishim village,Tse Iber around Jimba and Ahumen settlement on Makurdi Naka Anpka highway and Mbaatan , Kunav in both Saghev -Ukusu and Sengev council ward […]

Insecurity: Gov Samuel Ortom is not alone

The travails of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and the Benue people over persistent, consistent and well organised attacks from bandits appears to be a local problem, an issue for Benue State alone to take care of. But by being silent over the pains and slogs of the Benue people, Nigeria is gradually emptying itself […]

Killers of Catholic priest in Katsina-Ala will be apprehended, Ortom vows

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has assured that the killers of Reverend Father Ferdinand Ngugban of St Paul’s Catholic Church, Aye-Twar village, in Katsina-Ala, will be apprehended. The governor condemned the killing of the Reverend Father by the attackers. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom […]

Police arraign woman, 38, for alleged diversion of N1.4m funds in Benue

Police Command in Benue on Tuesday arraigned one Mrs Christiana Iortim, 38, before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for alleged criminal breach of trust. The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Veronica Shaagee told the court that the case was transferred from Area Command to Criminal Investigation Department Makurdi through a letter No. AR3100/BNS/ACM/VOL.10/14. Shaagee said that the […]

Police arrest 96 suspects over alleged cultism, robbery in Benue

Police officers on duty By Emmanuel Antswen The Police Command in Benue says it has arrested 96 persons over alleged house breaking, theft, armed robbery and cultism in Makurdi, the state capital. A statement by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Catherine Anene, said on Monday in Makurdi that the suspects were arrested following complaints from […]

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