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Ortom condemns renew attack on Benue community by suspected Jukun militia

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By Akume Raphael, Makurdi

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state today condemned renew attacks on Jootar town in Ukum Local Government Area of the state that claimed lives of 3 persons including security men saying it is most unfortunate.

The Governor said it is worrisome why people who have live together for generations will suddenly allow their relationship to worsen to a point of taking arms against one another.

Ortom called on his people not engage in reprisal attacks on the suspected Jukun communities as he is already in talks with his Taraba state counterpart and a meeting is arrange to settle the matter and those found wanting will be punished.

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The Governor also condemned the communal crisis between Katsina-ala and Ukum local Government areas of Benue state.

” we need prayers for God to heal our lands, what our people are doing today is worse than what sodom and gomorrah did that God destroyed them”.

The Governor further called on those who can fast to join him to fast and those who can’t but can pray to pray for God to heal Benue and indeed Nigeria and the world over from the coronavirus disease.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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