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July, 2018

  • 8 July

    2019: Ortom Denies Plan To Leave APC

    Samuel Ortom-herdsmen

    Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue state, has denied speculations that he might leave the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the 2019 general elections. Ortom, who was originally a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, left the party after he lost its gubernatorial ticket for the state’s 2015 governorship election. …

March, 2018

  • 16 March

    God Told Me Not To Visit Benue Before Buhari – Adeboye

    Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has said God told him not to visit Benue state ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari. The state has witnessed recurring carnages occasioned by clashes between farmers and cattle herders. “I would have been here earlier, but …

  • 15 March

    Benue Govt Auctions Confiscated Livestock

    The Benue State Government has directed its Ministry of Finance to auction off livestock confiscated in violation of the state Anti-Open Grazing Law 2017. The Commissioner for Information, Lawrence Onoja, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the state Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Makurdi. Onoja said the livestock was …

  • 14 March

    Suspected Herdsmen Kill Siblings, Catechist In Benue

    farmers/herdsmen clash

        Suspected Fulani herdsmen Tuesday allegedly ambushed and killed three persons in separate attacks in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The attacks were said to have occurred at Tse Orogbo and Tseger communities in the council area. It was gathered that the attack at Tse Orugbo claimed …

  • 9 March

    Benue Suspends Planned Mass Burial Till Next Week

    The Benue State government has suspended the planned mass burial for victims of Fulani herdsmen attack in Omusu Edinmoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area, till next week. 24 villagers, mostly women and children had been killed on Monday in a reprisal attack on the community by Fulani herdsmen. Governor Samuel Ortom, …

  • 7 March

    Benue Clash: Mass Burial Holds Friday, Second In Three Months

      Benue will Friday hold a mass burial for victims of the latest herdsmen attack in Omusu Edinmoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state. The mass burial will be the second in three months following the incessant attacks on different communities since the year started. 24 people, mostly women …

  • 6 March

    Death Toll In Benue Clash Rises To 24

      Twenty four persons have been reported dead in a fresh clash between herdsmen and farmers in Omusu Edimoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. Earlier, the state police spokesperson, ASP Moses Yamu, said 16 persons mostly women and children were killed in the Monday attack. The local council …

  • 6 March

    16 Persons Including Women, Children Killed In Fresh Benue Clash

      Sixteen persons including, women and children were Monday killed in a fresh clash between herdsmen and farmers in Omutu community, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. A herdsman was also said to have died in the Monday incident. The killing is coming barely 24 hours after two persons …

February, 2018

  • 3 February

    Bafarawa Urges Buhari To Restore Peace In Benue

    Attahiru Bafarawa, a former Governor of Sokoto state, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to either restore peace in Benue state or forget the elections in 2019. He said this on Friday when he payed a condolence visit to Samuel Ortom, Benue state Governor, on the killing of 73 people in …

  • 1 February

    Benue Govt. Imposes Curfew Indefinitely On Warring Community

      The Benue State government has imposed an indefinite curfew on Gboko, a community where seven persons were killed by some irate youths. Tahav Argezua, the media adviser to the governor, said the curfew would last from 6pm to 6am from January 31 till further notice. Argezua stated that those …

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