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Ortom Orders Benue residents to defend selves against Killer Herdsmen
Samuel Ortom, the Benue state executive governor has called of residents to wake up and protect themselves against further onslaughts arising from the spate of annihilating of Benue people by armed herdsmen.
The state government noted on Friday in Anoka, Otukpo Local Government Area during a funeral speech in honour of Mama Enenu Ebute, mom of Justice Mary Abounu, wife of Engineer Benson Abounu, the state’s Deputy governor.
Ortom remarked that even Israel for God’s heritage doesn’t encourage her people to be slain in such a way without defense, noting that Benue residents have had enough and have to live.
He advised Nigerians, men of good conscience and patriotic to air out in opposition to the ills within the nation, stating that support and synergy with safety agents were critical in the combat towards banditry, terrorism, and different types of criminality.
The Governor bemoaned that lots of villages in the State had been sacked and hundreds displaced by raiding herders, remarking that such portends danger for the Benue as the Food Basket of the Nation.
He urged the people of the state to place politics apart and be a part of hands with the federal government to battle for the survival and soul of Benue State which he stated is at present under siege.
Whereas conveying the belief that the departed lived a worthy and fulfilled Christian life and could be enjoying eternity in Heaven, the Governor prayed God to comfort the bereaved members of the family, adding that he was completely happy to be related to the Abounu family.