From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has allayed the fears of Makurdi residents and environs over the aerial surveillance carried out by the military in parts of the state capital.
Residents of the State capital woke up on Sunday to sound of military helicopter hovering over their houses which caused great apprehension.
The Governor said the surveillance was targeted at flushing out criminal elements and bandits from their hideouts.
He spoke at a thanksgiving/dedication of child of his Commissioner for Yoiths/Sports Pastor Ojotu Ojema, assuring that there was no cause for alarm and urged residents of Makurdi and neighboring communities to cooperate with security agents.
Governor Ortom reiterated his stance to ensuring justice, equity and fairness for all.