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Governor Ortom raises fresh alarm over influx of herdsmen into Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has again raised the alarm over the influx of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle into the state, stressing that at least,15 persons have been killed across four local government areas in the last one week.

Governor Ortom: President Buhari lacks capacity to resolve farmers, herders crisis

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to resolve the lingering crises between farmers and herdsmen across the country because he was an interested party.

Ex-Rep Christina Alaaga dumps APC for PDP

A former member of the House of Representatives for Gwer/Gwer West Federal Constituency, Hon. Christina Alaaga, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Suspected herdsmen kill five farmers, five soldiers, kidnap two others in Benue

A deadly clash between armed suspected Fulani herdsmen and men of the Nigerian Army’s newly formed “Operation Whirl-Stroke” last Sunday night in Logo local government area of Benue state left at least five soldiers dead.

Killings: Archbishop Martins leads Lagos Catholics on peaceful march May 22

Archbishop Adewale Martins will on Tuesday, May 22, lead Catholic faithful in the Lagos Metropolitan See on a peaceful march to protest persecution of the church and other killings in Nigeria by suspected Fulani herders and the Boko Haram terrorists.

Suspected herdsmen kill six in Benue

Six persons, including two teachers of the Makurdi Local Government Education Authority, were reportedly killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen near Ikpayongo, Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State.

Benue government approves procurement of fertilisers for 2018 cropping season

The Benue State Executive Council has approved the supply of assorted fertilisers to supplement locally produced ones in the state for the 2018 cropping season.

Benue deputy governor cautions false alarm, denies burning of churches

Benue State Acting Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu warns those creating panic with alarms of attacks on innocent people in Makurdi and other towns of the state to desist from the act and instead help security agencies to guarantee peace.

PDP asks federal government to stop Benue killings

The National Chairman of the PDP, Mr Uche Secondus, has told the Federal Government to address the “senseless killings going on in Benue immediately before it degenerates into a national crisis’’.

Go home and defend yourselves – Governor Ortom tells IDPs

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, told the Internally Displaced Persons, who were displaced due to Fulani herdsmen attacks, to go back home and use stones to defend themselves.

Governor Ortom: Soldier killed in renewed herdsmen crisis in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Tueaday disclosed that the renewed herdsmen crisis in Guma local government area of the state had led to the murder of a soldier by suspected herdsmen in the Guma local government area of the state.

Panic as suspected herdsmen serve attack notice in Makurdi

A purported notice of attack issued by suspected Fulani herdsmen to communities in a local government area contiguous to Makurdi, the Benue State capital, caused panic on Friday in the state.

Woman accused of torturing five-year-old niece

A woman, Mrs. Esther Abgundu, a native of the Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State, has been accused of inserting a hot knife in her five-year-old niece’s private parts.

Benue needs N40bn to settle outstanding salaries – Ortom

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that he would need N40 billion to offset all the outstanding salaries of workers in the state.

Ortom raises the alarm over impending ‘massive’ Benue invasion

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has raised the alarm over a planned invasion of the state by suspected herdsmen even as he urged Benue people to intensify prayers to avert the impending invasion.

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