Ortom urges prayers, peaceful co-existence
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called for prayers, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice among the Muslim faithful.
Ortom, in a goodwill message to Muslims to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said the task of ensuring peace in all parts of the state requires the co-operation of all stakeholders irrespective of religion, place of origin and ethnicity.
The governor stated that the recently-signed anti-open grazing and anti-kidnapping laws was to foster peace and security in the state.
He reassured the people that his administration would continue to give priority to security of lives and property as well as other key sectors of the economy, adding that the new laws would also create the enabling environment for agriculture and other economic activities to thrive in the state.
The governor, therefore, urged the people to continue to be law-abiding and co-operate with security agencies by providing timely and useful information that could lead to arrest of criminals in the society.