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Round-Up Of Latest Benue State News Today, Monday, May 20th 2019



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Here Are The Major Round-Up Of News From Benue State Today, Monday, May 20th, 2019.

Benue News: Pro-Buhari Group Slams Governor Samuel Ortom

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described comments by Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on his former aide, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana, as hypocritical.

Ortom had accused Gana of causing mayhem and destabilizing communities in Benue.

The group made its position known in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Casiddy Madueke, on Sunday in Abuja.

The group noted that Terwase had been declared wanted by security agencies for his role in the herdsmen and farmers clashes and other crimes in Benue and other parts of North-Central states.

It noted that Ortom had previously played politics with the security of the state by refusing to tell the truth about the true causes of the security situation in Benue.

The statement lamented that the governor used the unfortunate events that took place in Benue to curry political sentiments in his favour.


Benue News: Governor Ortom Sanctions Traditional Ruler Over Threats To Cameroonian Refugees

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered that disciplinary action should be taken against a traditional ruler in Kwande Local Government Area.

Ortom’s directive follows allegations of harassment and security threats to Cameroonian refugees in the state.

While receiving the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Jose at the Government House in Makurdi on Saturday, the governor said the actions of the kindred head of Anyake have resulted in the withdrawal of a $300,000 intervention grant from the European Commission.

Benue News: Governor Ortom Gives 59 Hectares Of Land To Cameroonian Refugees

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has allocated 59 hectares of land in his state to the resettlement of Cameroonian refugees at Ikyogen Cattle Ranch in Kwande LGA.

Naija News learnt that the governor made the revelation when he received the UNHCR Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Jose Canhandula on a courtesy call in Makurdi during the weekend.

According to Ortom, the ministries were relevant in the execution of the programmes of UNHCR in the state assuring that his government would continue to extend assistance to the refugees.