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Five APC Ward Chairmen in Benue defect to PDP with thousands of supporters

Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Ibrahim Alhassan formerly of the APC Central Mission Ward said their decision to join the PDP was to team up with the Governor who they noted had done well in tackling the security challenges confronting the state.

Herders kill 17 Benue villagers

Also confirming the attacks and killings , the deputy chairman of the council, Hon. Julius Ortwav Ikyodio, disclosed that, so far, 13 corpses had been recovered from the bush, with a search ongoing to get those that are missing.

Police arrest journalist who criticised Ortom for ‘mishandling’ ethnic conflict

Odeh, who hails from the state, was reportedly whisked away from his base in the outskirts of Abuja to Makurdi, the state capital.

17 killed, others injured as herdsmen militia attack parts of Guma LG

“How can I have any kind of celebration without my people who are trapped in the IDPs camps? That is why I have come here to celebrate and identity with you and also plead with the federal government to fulfill its promise of resettling the IDPs in their ancestral homes.

Soldiers, militiamen clash in Benue, 21 killed

The military repelled the attack after more than four hours of intense fighting during which military helicopter provided close air support to ground troops. Ten armed bandits were killed during the fight with the rifle of one of the killed-in-action soldiers recovered from the bandits who fell casualty during the exchange of fire.”

There’ll be no negotiation, amnesty for bandits in Benue – Gov Ortom

“for us as a government, we have declared war against the young men who are perpetrating these evil acts. We are going after them, no more amnesty and no more negotiations. Except they come back like the prodigal son which the priest referred to in his homily.

Hisbah: Senator Abba Moro condemns arrest of Kano barber arrested over ‘anti-Islam’ hairstyle, demands his immediate release

“I will also follow up on the case, with all the seriousness it deserves, until justice is served on Elijah, who I believe, has done nothing wrong by being creative and innovative.”

Alleged sharing formula of IGR: Seven feared dead, many injured over NURTW leadership crisis in Ebonyi

All the people trapped in the area not only health personnel but also staff of National Population Commission were safely evacuated. My office deployed security and vehicles on the directive of the Governor and all of them were rescued. No scratch on them and the place is calm now”.

Bandits kill livestock guard, shoot NSCDC officer in Benue

most of their recent attacks were “targeted at Livestock Guards probably to intimidate them from doing their work” but said such would not deter them.

Benue bans use of motorbikes due to insurgency attacks

The use of motorcycles is hereby banned in Katsina-Ala and Ukum Local Government Areas, till further notice. The use of tricycles also known as Keke and other means of transportation apart from motorcycles will be allowed in the two local government areas.

Benue govt. bans religious programmes, social gatherings during yuletide

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation,Ngunan Addingi and his counterpart in the Health Ministry, Joseph Ngbea who disclosed this in Makurdi the state capital said government has also directed that church services be restricted to one hour with limited number of worshippers.

Troops kill 3 bandits, arrest 4 in Benue State

The troops, however, pursued the fleeing criminals and effectively killed three of them while several others fled with fatal gunshot injuries.

Benue government loses commissioner

The Benue State Government wishes to announce with great sorrow the sad departure of Our beloved Dr Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono.

Fulani herders: Armed herders invade Ortom’s hometown, behead one, hack four others to death

I cannot deny that it happened or not but I want to work with the state government. As a leader, there is no religion that encourages the killing of human beings. We should learn to follow due process and not take the laws into our hands. The matter should be investigated,”

Ortom directs all Benue schools to reopen September 21

The Education Commissioner who acknowledged the compliance of Benue people to COVID-19 protocols said the first term would end December 18, 2020, while the second term of 2020 and 2021 would commence January 7, 2021, and end March the same year.

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Nigeria sliding into instability under your watch, NADECO faults Buhari led govt

Other than diminishing democracy to a virtual dictatorshiop, NADECO wonders by which section of our Ill-founded and presently extremely beleaguered so-called Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution 1999, do the trio of your good self, Mr. President, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, aided by the Minister of Justice, public service officers all, with specific functions set out in the Constitution

Grazing: Why southern govs’ ban on open grazing isn’t effective in S-East —Miyetti-Allah

“If there is provision for ranching, we can do ranching but I don’t think there is provision for ranching. Even in Benue State that said it has banned open grazing and will do ranching, I don’t think there has been any ranching in Benue State in all these years.

Badagry rice smugglers clash claims life of SS3 student

However, in the ensuing fracas, the operatives started shooting into the air.“In the process, one Alade Oba, an SSS3 student of Kankon Secondary School, was hit by a stray bullet and died on the spot.

Vote PDP to restore good fortune of the state—Bisi

As the real politicking is gathering momentum following the releasing of 2022 Osun State Governorship election timetable by Independent National Electoral Commission...