Friday, January 19, 2018

Benue

    ‘My people still under siege’ — Ortom cries out

‘My people still under siege’ — Ortom cries out

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the people of his state are still under the siege of herdsmen. Speaking when some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) visited him in Markurdi, the state capital, on Friday, Ortom said two weeks after at least 70 persons were killed in the state, the indigenes are still living in fear.He said this is [...]

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    Six killed as Benue records fresh herdsmen attacks

Six killed as Benue records fresh herdsmen attacks

At least six people have been killed in fresh attacks in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this on Wednesday when he received Dominic Oneya, former military administrator of the state, in Markurdi.He said while two women were killed in Logo, another two were killed in Guma.Ortom said there were other accounts [...]

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    Benue residents say ‘herdsmen still here… even policemen fled when they saw them’

Benue residents say ‘herdsmen still here… even policemen fled when they saw them’

On the first day of 2018 when many were celebrating, suspected herdsmen invaded communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue, and not even children were spared.Although it's been two weeks since the incident took place, locals say both LGAs are still being occupied by the perpetrators of the deadly attacks."The herdsmen are still there, and we [...]

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    NYSC suspends orientation course in Benue

NYSC suspends orientation course in Benue

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says the 2017 Batch ‘B’ stream II orientation course scheduled to hold in Benue from January 16 to February 5 has been suspended until further notice.The scheme made the announcement on its official Facebook page in Abuja on Sunday. [...]

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    Tension mounts as youth clash with Hausa community in Makurdi

Tension mounts as youth clash with Hausa community in Makurdi

The Hausa community and some youth in the Wadata area of Makurdi, Benue state, clashed on Saturday.An eyewitness told TheCable that the violence started after a Fulani man was hit and killed by a vehicle.Some youth were reportedly injured in the ensuing clash but TheCable saw one(pictured) being taken to the hospital for treatment."Earlier today, a Fulani man was hit [...]

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    Benue cleric: We gave massive support to Buhari but received 73 corpses in return

Benue cleric: We gave massive support to Buhari but received 73 corpses in return

Williams Avenya, Catholic bishop of Gboko diocese, says the people of Benue state gave massive support to President Muhammadu Buhari but “received 73 corpses in return”.In his funeral oration for victims of herdsmen killings, Avenya prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead and called for prayers for the survivors of the attacks.He also called on the government [...]

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    PHOTOS: Benue holds mass burial for those killed by herdsmen

PHOTOS: Benue holds mass burial for those killed by herdsmen

Thousands of Benue residents gathered at the IBB Square in Makurdi, the state capital on Thursday to witness the burial of victims of herdsmen killings.Tears flowed freely as people placed curses on the killers.An official told TheCable that the victims would be buried at Adeke village in Makurdi.TheCable reporter counted 61 coffins but a source said 74 graves had been [...]

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    Herdsmen killings: Benue registers 80,000 IDPs

Herdsmen killings: Benue registers 80,000 IDPs

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has registered about 80,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) after the recent clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Emmanuel Shior, executive secretary of SEMA, disclosed this in an interview with the NAN on Wednesday.He said the displaced people are in four camps located in Guma and Logo local government areas, the councils where about [...]

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    PHOTOS: IGP moves to Benue on Buhari’s order

PHOTOS: IGP moves to Benue on Buhari’s order

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has arrived Benue state in response to the order of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had directed Idris to relocate to Benue to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating.The IGP was on Wednesday received in Makurdi by Hilda Ibifuro Harrison, an assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).At least [...]

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    Troops arrest nine members of militia group ‘armed by Benue govt’

Troops arrest nine members of militia group ‘armed by Benue govt’

Troops of 93 battalion of the Nigerian army stationed in Takum, Taraba, have arrested nine alleged members of an armed militia known as civilian JTF.The alleged members of the civilian JTF were arrested at Arufu, a boundary town between Taraba and Benue.A top military source who confirmed the development to NAN said at the time of arrest, five of them [...]

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    Ortom on Benue killings: Buhari should do the needful

Ortom on Benue killings: Buhari should do the needful

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do the needful about the killings in Benue.There have been calls for the president, who is also into cattle rearing, to speak up against killings by suspected herdsmen.Although Buhari's aides have issued many statements on his behalf, while the president has given directives towards resolving the crisis, many [...]

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    Buhari orders IGP to relocate to Benue

Buhari orders IGP to relocate to Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, to move to Benue to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating.Jimoh Moshood, polise spokesman, said the order followed the recent unfortunate killings of innocent people in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.Moshood said in compliance with the [...]

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    11 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Benue again

11 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Benue again

At least 11 people have been killed in yet another attack by suspected herdsmen in Benue state.The tragic incident happened less than a week after 20 people, including nine livestock guards, were killed in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.The latest attack took place at Tombu, a village in Logo local government.Terver Akase, chief press secretary to [...]

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    Herdsmen attack: ‘Over 40,000 persons’ displaced in Benue

Herdsmen attack: ‘Over 40,000 persons’ displaced in Benue

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said over 40,000 persons had been displaced following the recent gunmen attack in Guma and Logo local government areas (LGAs) of the state.Emmanuel Shior, executive secretary of SEMA, told NAN in Makurdi, the state capital, that the agency had opened four camps for the displaced persons in the affected areas.Shior said Samuel Ortom, the governor, [...]

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    Governor stoned during violent protest in Benue

Governor stoned during violent protest in Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, was stoned while trying to calm protesters at Wurukum in Makurdi, capital of the state, on Wednesday.The protesters, who were aggrieved as a result of the fresh killings by suspected herdsmen, also booed Ortom, who had earlier raised the alarm over the attack.The governor had gone to placate the restive youth who vowed to [...]

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    Ortom: Herdsmen have already killed 20 people in Benue in 2018

Ortom: Herdsmen have already killed 20 people in Benue in 2018

Armed herdsmen have attacked Benue communities, killing at least 20 people, according to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The assailants attacked communities in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state between Monday and Tuesday.Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Makurdi after the state security meeting.He said out of the number of those killed, nine were [...]

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