Ortom Condemns Killing Of Nine Persons In Fresh Benue Attack

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Updated August 10, 2018
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(File) Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom


The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the recent killing of nine persons in the state.

In a statement on Friday by his spokesperson, Terver Akase, the governor vowed to clamp down on militia in the state and bring an end to the incessant killings.

The attackers stormed Tse Ujoh community in Katsina Alla Local Government Area of the state, shooting indiscriminately while some of them entered into peoples homes to kill them.

The governor described the act as “unacceptable”, noting, however, that troops have been deployed to the affected areas to control the situation.

He also assured the people that decisive actions are being taken to prevent further attacks, adding that three persons have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Ortom, therefore, encouraged residents to cooperate with security agencies and provide them with relevant information that can lead to the arrest of criminals in the state.