Thursday, 31 March 2016

Benue Invasion: Nigeria Will Suffer Acute Food Shortage Next Year - Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has revealed the untold hardship that would be occasioned by acute shortage of food which Nigerians are likely to face next year as a result of the incessant attack on Benue farmers by insurgents.

Speaking during the visit of the wife of the President, who was represented by the wife of the vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osibanjo at the new Banquet Hall of the Benue People's House yesterday, the governor said he was worried by the fact that able bodied men and women of Benue whose preoccupation was farming have been reduced to internally displaced persons by suspected Fulani herdsmen, a situation which he stated if not quickly checked by the Federal Government, would plough Nigeria into hunger in the succeeding year.

"The various IDP camps indicate that we are under siege in Benue. The destruction in the state is more than the insurgency in the North East and if the FG does not rise to stop this insurgency, there will be no food in Nigeria next year." Ortom warned.

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