Here Are The Major Round-Up Of News From Benue State Today, Saturday, July 6th, 2019.
Ruga Settlements: Gov Ortom Calls For Arrest Of Northern Group Threatening Governors
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the threat issued by a group known as Coalition of Northern Groups.
The group had on Wednesday issued a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement the Ruga policy across the country.
The governor in his reaction called on security agencies to arrest leaders of the group for the threat capable of causing anarchy in the country.
In his statement, he said, “the act of the Coalition poses a real threat to the country’s unity and deserves to be tackled urgently.” “the Coalition is not an alternative government and therefore has no right to issue such a warning.”
Northern Governors Speaks On Recent Killings In Benue State
The Northern Governors’ Forum has reacted to a recent murder of 25 people at a Church service at Okokolo village of Agatu Local Government Area of the state.
Naija News Understands that the armed bandit attacked the church while the service was ongoing.
The forum in a statement by its Chairman, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, described the killings as a heinous crime that must not go unpunished. The forum expressed regret that the incident occurred when relative peace had returned to the state.
The northern governors also commiserated with the Government and people of Benue over the petroleum tanker explosion in Ahumbe village along the ever busy Makurdi-Aliade-Otukpo road of Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.
The tragedy occurred on Monday, during which 50 people were killed while 100 others were injured.“The northern governors are deeply saddened by the two ugly incidents and prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims,” the statement said.