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Published On: Fri, Jan 26th, 2018

2 killed, 7 injured in attack on Ortom’s village

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From Uche Nnorom Makurdi

At least two persons were reportedly killed yesterday in Guma Local government area of Benue state, home country of Governor Samuel Ortom by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The Governor who disclosed this yesterday at Government House while speaking with newsmen, said a farmer was slaughtered and burnt while a police officer was also, killed.
He said several other persons who sustained injuries have been hospitalized at the Benue State Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, adding that many other persons are still missing.
“A mobile Police officer was killed. A farmer killed and burnt. This is sad. They should get this people. That is worry,” he said.
However, all efforts made to confirm the killings from the Police failed as its spokesman ASP Moses Yamu did not pick his calls or respond to text messages sent to his phone.
Meanwhile, Former Governor of Kano State Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso also, yesterday condoled Benue state government over the killing of more than 73 persons by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Sen. Kwankwaso also, announced the donation of over 1,200 bags of rice to alleviate the suffering of over 80,000 persons displaced by the January 1st attack on Guma and Logo local government areas.
The ex-governor who condemned the invasion and killing of innocent persons in the state, said it is high time, leaders of the country joined hands to ensure that these killings do not take in the state or anywhere in the country.
He promised that the Senate would do everything possible to ensure that a lasting solution is found to halt the killings.

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