BENUE GOVT SUSPENDS THREE TRADITIONAL RULERS

The Benue State government has suspended three traditional rulers over their alleged roles in the prolonged crisis between Shitile and Ikyurav people of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area. Those suspended are Tivlumun Ubugh, Mue Ter Chongo, and Chief Ayoleve Ornguga, Mue Ter Ipusu as well as the District Head of Mbacher, Chief Luke Atomigba. The suspension of the chiefs followed the recommendation of the Benue State Security Council after its emergency meeting in Makurdi yesterday. Governor Samuel Ortom recounted the council’s resolutions during a marathon meeting with stakeholders from the local…

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GUNMEN ATTACK MOURNERS IN BENUE, KILL 4

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the killing of four persons in the early hours of Saturday at a burial in Tongov district of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area. The commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mukaddas Garba, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Makurdi, that incident occurred during the burial of one late Tor Amaafu. Garba said the police had commenced an investigation into the matter, assuring that the perpetrators would be brought to book. He urged the public to assist the police with relevant information…

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BENUE TANKER EXPLOSION INCIDENT VICTIMS GIVEN MASS BURIAL, BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION

The Benue State Government, yesterday, gave mass burial to people that died in the Monday tanker explosion. Deputy Governor of the state, Engr. Benson Abounu, disclosed this to journalists after he visited and condoled with survivors of the disaster. The survivors were receiving treatment at different hospitals in Gwer and Makurdi Local Government Area of the state. Abounu said: “We have a good number of people who were burnt beyond recognition. This means that even their relations would find it difficult to identify them. We decided that for those in…

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MILITIA KILLS 12 IN BENUE

[FILES] Confirming the crisis, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state command, Catherine Anene, put the casualty figure at 10 It was a black Sunday for the people of Agatu Local Council of Benue State, as 12 persons were reportedly killed at Okokolo settlement by youths suspected to be hired militia from Abugbe community in the early hours of yesterday. But confirming the crisis, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state command, Catherine Anene, put the casualty figure at 10. The spokesperson, who said the cause…

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2 NURSERY STUDENTS DROWN WHILE SEARCHING FOR PLASTICS IN BENUE, SEE PICS

The family of Mr Teryima Abomnger of Gboko South, Benue State lost their two children Master Saater Abomnger (10yrs) and Master Terhide Abomnger (8yrs) after they got drowned at Nguambi stream Gboko south while in search of used plastics (empty bottle water).They were pupils of Aunty Ayam Nursery and Primary school Gboko before their deaths. Hon. Barr. Jacob Iorver, Caretaker Chairman Gboko Local Government paid a visit to the family to sympathize with them.Hon. Barr. Jacob prayed God to grant the children eternal rest and also grant the family the…

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BENUE LEADERS DECIDE: ENOUGH OF FOREIGN LEADERS

By Peter Duru, Makurdi The inauguration of Governor Samuel Ortom for the second term on May 29 has opened a new vista in the political history of Benue State. It was a day power broker, political leaders and stakeholders publicly let out of the bag why Benue, despite the overwhelming external pressure and scheming, resolved to hand Ortom a second term. Senator David Mark & Gov. Samuel Ortom It was also a day a sitting governor publicly admitted that he made mistakes in his first term but promised to make…

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PANIC AS UNKNOWN MEN STORM MARKURDI WITH 20 COFFINS, SEE PICS

The residents around Benue State University Guest House New GRA Makurdi were in the early hours of Sunday June 23rd, 2019 in a state of serious panic as men suspected to be Hausas stormed the area with trucks loaded with coffins and began offloading. A source revealed WWW.IDOMAVOICE.COM that “about 20 coffins offloaded opposite BSU guest house New GRA by Hausa guys early hours of today (Sunday) after the community demanded for reasons; none was given. The source went further to to disclose that “the Police ordered them to load them back…

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MILITANTS KILL 5 BENUE FARMERS

Suspected Jukun militants, believed to be from neighbouring Taraba State, have launched a fresh attack on Gyenku, a densely populated village in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, leaving at least five people dead. The invaders made incursion into the community about 8a.m. on Wednesday, and opened fire on the victims. The attack came while the victims were working on their farms. It was learnt that scores of residents, including women and children, deserted their homes and took refuge in nearby settlements. The Transition Committee Chairman of the local…

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FULANI HERDSMEN CRISIS: OVER 200,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN, 1,000 TEACHERS DISPLACED IN BENUE

At least 200,000 students in post-primary institutions alongside 1,000 teachers are reported to have been displaced as a result of herdsmen attacks in Benue State. The herdsmen also destroyed 20 out of 64 government-owned post-primary schools across the three senatorial districts of the state. The Executive Secretary of the state Teaching Service Board (TSB), Dr. Wilfred Uji, who disclosed this to journalists in an interview in his office in Makurdi, said the state required about N1 billion from the Federal Government as intervention to fix facilities destroyed by the insurgents…

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LAWMAKER’S MOTHER KIDNAPPED IN BENUE

Mrs. Grace Ucha, mother of Mr Terkaa Ucha, member, Benue State House of Assembly, has been kidnapped, the Police Command in Benue has confirmed. According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ms Catherine Anene, the incident was reported on Tuesday. “We got the report on Tuesday and have started investigating the matter,” Anene told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Makurdi. Ucha represents Tiev Constituency in Vandeikya Local Government, and is believed to be one of the leading candidates seeking to be Speaker. Ucha is expected…

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