Killings: Ortom Warns Against False Alarm, Inflammatory Statements

Channels Television  
Updated January 16, 2018

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned those raising false alarm and making inflammatory statements regarding the security situation in Makurdi, the State capital to desist from such acts or face arrest.

Governor Ortom states that such alarms create panic and give hoodlums the opportunity to harass, rob and even kill innocent people.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor described as unfortunate, the tendency of some persons to exaggerate the situation thereby causing fear in the minds of the people.

He said the protests witnessed in the Benue State capital last week have since been brought under control, urging the police to apprehend anyone found to be fomenting trouble.

He urged residents of Makurdi to go about their normal activities without the fear of molestation and assist security agencies with timely and useful information to enable them perform their duty of safeguarding lives.

Governor Ortom also reassured Benue people of Government’s commitment to preventing further invasion and killings by herdsmen in parts of the state.