Ortom Condemns Killing Of Two Aide Workers, Six Others By Suspected Herdsmen

Governor Samuel Ortom
  • Suspected herdsmen on Sunday killed two aid workers and a volunteer for 360HSCD… 

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has condemned the Sunday night killing of Benue farmers and two aid workers at Tomanyii village in the Guma Local Government Area. 

Speaking to newsmen on Monday, Governor Ortom noted that until the Federal Government “which wine and dines with the leadership of the armed herdsmen decide to end the atrocities, the killing will continue”.

Ortom dismissed as lame, the notion that the armed herdsmen are spirits that have escaped from security operatives unlike the IPOB and the secessionist agitation led by Sunday Igboho in the southwest which the security agencies have done a lot to subdue.

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While questioning why little has been done to stop armed herdsmen from killing, the Benue Governor vowed he would not repeal the law banning open grazing to please the marauders.

Suspected herdsmen on Sunday killed two aid workers and a volunteer for 360HSCD, a non governmental organizations working on HIV/AID testing and counseling in Benue state.

The aid workers had been on routine weekend supervision at Tomanyi village in Guma LGA when the attack took place.


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