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    Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says he thought his state's adoption of the cattle ranching policy would bring an end to killings caused by farmers-herders clashes.Lalong said this on Saturday when Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, paid a visit to Plateau.The governor had criticised Benue governor Samuel Ortom when his state enacted the anti-grazing law as its solution to the [...]

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    Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has asked Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, to apologise to Nigerians for demanding the suspension of anti-grazing law.On June 5, Dan Ali called for the suspension of the law which is operational in Benue, Taraba and Ekiti states.Speaking at an event on Tuesday to showcase the national livestock transformation plan by the office of [...]

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    Buhari not responsible for herdsmen killings in Benue, says Ortom

Buhari not responsible for herdsmen killings in Benue, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not responsible for the killings in his state.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Ortom said the farmers-herders crisis predates the current administration and it would be a fallacy to link the president to it.The governor said there are responsible herdsmen in Benue who are law-abiding."Buhari will definitely come here for campaigns, [...]

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    I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he has no plan to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this in Sunday while reacting to a report naming him as among APC leaders planning to defect to another political party.Benue has witnessed several killings in 2018, with some accusing the APC-led federal government of failing to make adequate efforts to [...]

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    18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says 18 of the 23 local government areas in the state are under attack by “herdsmen.”He lamented the “continued onslaught” against the state by the herdsmen, calling for vigilance from the people.Ortom was speaking in Makurdi on Monday while interacting with journalists after his return from China.The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari was working [...]

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    Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has asked those affected by the crisis between farmers and herdsmen to defend themselves with stones.According to PUNCH, Ortom said this on Tuesday when he visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Naka village in Gwer west local government area.Herdsmen were said to have attacked the village and killed some people.The governor said citizens must rise up [...]

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    Ortom: How I disarmed robbers wielding Ak-47

Ortom: How I disarmed robbers wielding Ak-47

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says some years ago, he disarmed robbers wielding Ak-47.Ortom said this while speaking with journalists after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock on Tuesday.He also clarified the statement by Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, who asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers.The governor said the elder statesman never asked people [...]

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    Ortom: Danjuma didn’t ask anyone to take up arms

Ortom: Danjuma didn’t ask anyone to take up arms

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, has been misunderstood.At the weekend, Danjuma called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, accusing the Nigerian army of bias.This brought about different interpretations of what the elder statesman said, with many accusing him of calling for anarchy.But speaking with journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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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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