Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Ortom asks Buhari: How can Miyetti Allah take responsibility for killings and they are free?

Ortom asks Buhari: How can Miyetti Allah take responsibility for killings and they are free?

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has wondered why the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) will take responsibility for killings in the state and members of the group have not been arrested.On Tuesday, Buhari visited Benue to condole with the people after suspected herdsmen killed more than 70 people in January.Speaking at the meeting with the president and [...]

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    Ortom: Over one million cows invaded Benue — despite ongoing army operation

Ortom: Over one million cows invaded Benue — despite ongoing army operation

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says despite the presence of the military in Benue, “over one million” cows have flooded the state.Ortom said this on Monday when he led Paul Enenche, senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, to the cemetery of the 73 persons killed in the state in January.The military recently launched Ayem Akpatuma exercise in seven states, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose lands in Benue

PHOTOS: Fayose lands in Benue

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday visited Benue state to commiserate with the people over the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Over 80 persons have been killed in the state this year alone.Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, was on ground to receive Fayose, who is chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.Fayose offered prayers at the gravesite [...]

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    IGP now mouthpiece of Myetti Allah, says Ortom

IGP now mouthpiece of Myetti Allah, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, has described Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), as the mouthpiece of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, urging him to resign his current position to serve "full time in his new job".The governor said this in reaction to Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force, who had earlier described him as a "drowning man".The [...]

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    Police spokesman says Benue gov is a ‘drowning man’

Police spokesman says Benue gov is a ‘drowning man’

Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force, has described Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, as “a drowning man”.Moshood said this in response to the demand of Ortom that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, should resign.When he appeared before a senate committee on Friday, Idris had advised governors to suspend the anti-grazing law until ranches were put [...]

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    Ortom asks IGP to resign if he is overwhelmed

Ortom asks IGP to resign if he is overwhelmed

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), should resign if he cannot put a stop to the killings in his state.Ortom said this in while reacting to comment of the IGP on the high level of insecurity in Benue.On Friday, Idris told the senate committee on police affairs that the anti-grazing law should be suspended [...]

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    Ortom: Herdsmen now have same immunity as the president… it’s unfortunate

Ortom: Herdsmen now have same immunity as the president… it’s unfortunate

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says the same immunity from prosecution enjoyed by the President and Vice-President appears to be applicable to herdsmen and their cattle.The governor said this in reaction to a statement made by Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence.Dan Ali had asserted that the anti-open grazing law was largely responsible for the herdsmen killings around the country."These [...]

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    Benue anti-grazing law protects herdsmen, says Ortom as he warns against reprisals

Benue anti-grazing law protects herdsmen, says Ortom as he warns against reprisals

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has warned citizens against cattle rustling and attacks on Fulani herdsmen in the state.Ortom gave the warning at an emergency stakeholders meeting in Makurdi on Monday.He urged the people to report any violation to the appropriate authorities for action.At least 73 persons have been killed in the state in attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen.The governor [...]

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    ‘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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    Ortom: Other states may have land for cattle colonies — NOT Benue

Ortom: Other states may have land for cattle colonies — NOT Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says his state does not have land for cattle colonies.Ortom said this on Monday while speaking with journalists after he and Benue leaders held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.The establishment cattle colonies has been seen as an option to prevent clashes between herders and farmers.But the governor said other states [...]

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    Anti-grazing law: Lalong apologises to Ortom, says Benue and Plateau are one

Anti-grazing law: Lalong apologises to Ortom, says Benue and Plateau are one

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has apologised to Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, over his comment on the anti-grazing law.He made the apology over the weekend, saying he realises that his comment "was really misconceived and misinterpreted".Lalong had claimed that he warned Ortom of the consequences of passing the law without alternatives but Ortom disputed the claim, saying it never happened.Clearing [...]

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    Ortom: Lalong lied! I confronted him over the phone

Ortom: Lalong lied! I confronted him over the phone

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says Simon Lalong, his Plateau counterpart, never warned him over the anti-grazing law.On Thursday, Lalong said he warned Ortom against implementing the law in his state.But speaking on Friday when he received a delegation of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the Benue governor said he confronted Lalong after someone drew his attention to what he [...]

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    I won’t repeal anti-grazing law, says Ortom

I won’t repeal anti-grazing law, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says herdsmen have failed woefully if the recent killings were meant to intimidate his administration into repealing the anti-grazing law.The law, among other things, prohibits the movement of livestock on foot within the state.Defending his action at a mass burial for 73 victims of the herdsmen crisis in Makurdi, the state capital, on Thursday [...]

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    Plateau gov criticises anti-grazing law, says he warned Ortom

Plateau gov criticises anti-grazing law, says he warned Ortom

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, says he advised Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, against implementing anti-grazing law.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, Lalong faulted the decision to implement the law without alternatives.Lalong, who said it is not only Fulani people who engage in cattle rearing, added that there is relative peace in [...]

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    Al-Makura tackles Ortom: How can you say Benue attackers are camped in my state?

Al-Makura tackles Ortom: How can you say Benue attackers are camped in my state?

Tanko Al-Makura, Nasarawa state governor, has accused Samuel Ortom, his Benue state counterpart, of making “inflammatory” remarks regarding the killings in Benue.He described as “most unfortunate” the governor's claim that the herdsmen that attacked Benue in the last one week are camped in Tango in Awe local government of Nasarawa.Ortom had said the suspected militia that attacked the state, killing [...]

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