Wednesday, 23 December 2015

ORTOM ASSURES ON SECURITY DURING THE YULETIDE


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has assured the people of the state that his administration will support security agencies to ensure a hitch-free festive season.



Governor Ortom gave the assurance when the Benue State Council of Imams and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force paid him a courtesy visit at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.

He said the State Government would continue to accord priority to the security of lives and property in all parts of the state.

Governor Ortom urged the people of the state to collaborate and support security agencies to do more in combating crime.

He said the existing peace between herdsmen and farmers would hasten development in the areas previously affected by clashes, promising that his administration would continue to engage the governments of neighbouring states to curb border crises.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Imams, Mallam Umar Shuaibu, commended Governor Ortom for his security initiatives leading to the restoration of peace to areas affected by frequent clashes between herders and farmers.

Mallam Shuaibu informed the Governor that through the Civilian Joint Task Force, they had been able intervene in several conflicts within Makurdi and its environs and recently helped the State Police Command in apprehending a suspected kidnapper.

The Benue State Commissioner of Police, Paul Yakadi also witnessed the courtesy visit.

By Terver Akase

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