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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his directive to security agents to shot anyone illegally bearing an AK47 rifle in the country. The Governor who gave the commendation Thursday in Makurdi said the President’s order would reduce the level of criminality, banditry and militia herders’ attacks on Benue communities […]Continue Reading
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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has accused his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed of being a part of those threatening his life. Ortom made the accusation on Monday while briefing journalists in Makurdi, Benue State capital. He also accused Governor Mohammed of being a terrorist by supporting illegal arms wielding foreign herdsmen. “I want to […]Continue Reading
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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has described as disappointing, the comments made by his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed who blamed him for what he termed ‘negative perception of Fulani herders’ when he spoke on the current security situation in the country. Governor Ortom in a statement issued on Friday by his spokesman, Terver Akase, […]Continue Reading
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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed on Thursday said Fulani herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they are being attacked and killed by cattle rustlers. He also condemned South West, South-East Governors, and also Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the manner in which they are handling farmer-herder clashes. “The […]Continue Reading
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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to act swiftly before the killer herdsmen drag the nation into another civil war.  In a letter to the president, Governor Ortom said the security challenges faced by the country have assumed new dimensions where the now emboldened assailants and armed herdsmen daringly enforce their […]Continue Reading
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President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the issue of killer herdsmen is that anyone caught with illegal arms should be arrested and tried, spokesman Femi Adesina said on Tuesday. Mr. Adesina, who made an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, was reacting to recent comments made by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Mr. Ortom had said […]Continue Reading
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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of being biased over its repeated “defence of armed herders” and its failure to call those causing havoc to order. Ortom spoke in Markudi, the Benue State capital after his recovery from Covid-19 and wondered how armed herders rated the fourth deadliest terrorist group in Continue Reading