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Ortom urges FG to resettle Benue IDPs

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called on the Federal Government to fulfill its promise to resettle internally displaced persons (IDPs), living in various camps following herdsmen attacks on the state last year.

It would be recalled that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had visited the IDP camps in May last year and announced that the government had earmarked N10b for the resettlement of victims of attacks in Benue and other states.

But, making the call yesterday in Makurdi, when he received the President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Reverend Stephen Panya Baba, the Governor said the Federal Government is yet to fulfill the promise.

The Governor also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call for a National Dialogue Forum where Nigerians would speak on issues affecting the country, particularly insecurity and proffer solutions. He condemned the latest order the Fulani herders association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has given to its members to defend themselves, describing the order as capable of causing unimaginable violence. The Governor wondered why the group continuously makes inflammatory statements but its officials are not invited for questioning.

Baba commended the Governor, for standing firm with his people despite insecurity and political storm, saying it was an indication that he is a leader who truly loves his people.


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