From: Uche Nnorom,Makurdi
Mbawa Youth under the auspices of Indigenous Youth Group of Mbawa in Makurdi and Guma Local Government Areas have distanced themselves from allegations that Governor Samuel Ortom was at Tyo-Mu for land grabbing.
The indigenous youth group described the allegation as false, saying the “Tyo-Mu Concerned Youth Vanguard,” acclaimed authors of the statement is faceless and does not exist in the area.
In a statement signed by Ephraim Ikyumbur, Christopher Nyityo, Philip Bezu and Joseph Gbajime Kaduna, the Mbawa Community said the Governor did not go to their community to acquire land.
“Mbawa Youths wish to state categorically that the Governor did not go to Mbawa Community to grab land.in any case, the Governor like any other person, has right to buy land anywhere in the world including Mbawa ancestral land.
“Mhawa Youths wishes to also state that the so called “Tyo-mu Concemed Youths Vanguard” is not known to Mbawa people inhabiting their ancestral lands as from km 12 to km 23 on Gboko Road in Makurdi Local Government Area.