August 15, 2018

Ortom raises fresh concerns over influx of cattle in state (SUN)

Ortom raises fresh concerns over influx of cattle in state (SUN)

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has raised fresh alarm following the influx of cattle into the state in spite of its laws prohibiting open grazing.

Ortom spoke at the Makurdi funeral site of the 73 victims buried last month following a mass murder by Fulani herdsmen.

The Governor hosted the senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche, and his wife, Dr. Pastor Becky Enenche, at the memorial event, where he said there had been an influx of over a million cattle into the state since last week’s launch of the Ayem Akpatuma military excercise.

The Governor also stated that more than 60 people have been killed since the mass burial, with three of the victims killed last week in Guma local government area by herdsmen. Read more

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