Ortom releases letters sent to VP, others before Benue killings
Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday accused the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of taking sides in the handling of the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue State.
Ortom urges Christians to play active roles in politics
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged Christians to participate more actively in politics to determine what happens around them.
Benue government in total paralysis
It is regrettable that the Benue State government is in total paralysis and the governor, Samuel Ortom, cannot do anything about the well-being of the people. Sadly, rather than doing the needful to stop the indiscriminate killing by the herdsmen, Ortom decided to join the people in crying and blaming.....
Mixed reactions trail Buhari’s directive on armed herdsmen
Some prominent Nigerians, including National Chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Yinusa Tanko, a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, Col. Tony Nyiam...
Lawmakers demand state police, reject cattle colonies
The Benue State caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday backed the establishment of state police.According to Takighir Dickson, who spoke at a press briefing, there was the need to vest in the 36 governors the power to establish and control the police force in their domains.
Ortom urges Benue citizens to bury political, religious differences to tackle insecurity
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has urged all indigenes of the state to shun political, religious and other affiliations to team up with the state government to tackle the insecurity going on in the state.
Again, Benue council area witnesses fresh attack
Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday confirmed that the home of the late Tor Tiv, Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkura, had been attacked by suspected herdsmen, leaving scores injured in Guma Council of Benue State.
Defence minister part of conspiracy against Benue, says Ortom
The statement is unfortunate but I want to console myself that that thing is not coming from the Honourable Minister, but if it did, I will say that it is very unfortunate. Then the solution to the security challenges we have in this country is not in sight having those kinds...
Ortom slams defence minister over comment on Benue killings
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said it is unfortunate that President Muhammadu Buhari is being surrounded by a set of people that could not give him quality advice or proffer solution to the security challenges facing the country.
Ortom seeks immediate trial of arrested Islamic State fighters
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has asked security agencies, especially the Department of State Services (DSS), to immediate prosecute those recently arrested as Islamic State fighters. At a stakeholders’ meeting in Makurdi, the governor regretted that the nation’s security personnel were still inadequate to effectively secure its borders. He hinted that besides the 18 in…