Incessant attacks by herdsmen increasing number of orphans in Benue: Gov Ortom

Incessant attacks by herdsmen increasing number of orphans in Benue: Gov Ortom

Samuel Ortom of Benue State has blamed the high rate of orphans in the state on incessant herdsmen attacks. Ortom, speaking at the Evangelical Church Winning All, English LCB, Makurdi, during a thanksgiving service by the family of Justice Polycarb Kwahar on Sunday, said orphanages across the state and Internally Displaced Persons’ camps were filled…

Customs intercept 550 Pump Action gun cartridges concealed inside bags in Benue

Customs intercept 550 Pump Action gun cartridges concealed inside bags in Benue

No fewer than 550 Pump Action gun cartridges were intercepted by the Joint Border Patrol Team Sector 3, North Central zone of the Nigeria Customs Service in Adikpo Junction, Benue State. The Coordinator of JBPT comprising of four states -Kwara, Niger, Benue and Kogi- Comptroller Olugboyega Peters, speaking at a press held at the Zonal…

Seven killed, others injured as gunmen raid Benue community

Seven killed, others injured as gunmen raid Benue community

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Azonto criminal gang on Thursday evening killed no fewer than seven persons including members of the newly formed Community Volunteer Guards in Tor Donga, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state. The attack also left five others including a Reverend Father from Mbatseer community, injured and currently…

Gunmen kidnap varsity students in Benue

Gunmen kidnap varsity students in Benue

Gunmen kidnap varsity students in Benue – The Informant247 Some gunmen have kidnapped some students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue State. The school authorities confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, saying an unspecified number of students were taken away at gunpoint on Sunday night. The Director of Information, Protocol, and…

Nigerian Army rescues 34 abducted victims in Benue

Nigerian Army rescues 34 abducted victims in Benue

A statement issued by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche on Friday in Abuja, revealed that the Nigerian troops known as Operation WHIRL STROKE has let loose about 34 kidnapped victims, arrested suspected kidnappers and recovered a barrage of arsenal in Benue. Mr Enenche, a major-general, noted that the successful attack was aided by…

Maiduguri visit: PDP chides Buhari, says Nigerians lack confidence in current administration

Maiduguri visit: PDP chides Buhari, says Nigerians lack confidence in current administration

Following the booing President Muhammadu Buhari received from disgruntled residents of Maiduguri Borno State, during his condolence visit to the city on Wednesday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan has knocked the president, saying such negative reception was a confirmation of the loss of confidence in his…