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Ortom calls for prayers against bloodshed


[FILE PHOTO] Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has called on the people of the state to fast and pray against evil forces causing bloodshed and destruction in the land.

Ortom made this call yesterday at NKST Church, Iortyer, in Makurdi during the wedding of Mimi Terhemba and Tavershima Amase.

The governor, who called on the people to participate in the one week prayer and fasting programme organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in conjunction with the state government starting next Monday, observed that only the devil could instigate human begins to kill and destroy.

He stressed that God had answered the prayers of the people several times in the past and urged that sincere prayers coupled with repentance and fasting be sustained, particularly against the rising wave of crime.

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