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SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Bandits kill eight in Benue community, Ebonyi Militants Kill Four Residents

Bandits kill eight in Benue community Photo Credit: The Nation Newspaper Eight persons have been killed by gunmen in Yelawa town, Guma local government area of Benue state. Yelwata is a border community between Nassarwa and Benue States on the busy Makurdi- Lafia Federal highway road. The inhabitants are predominantly Tiv farmers.

  3 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Bandits kill eight in Benue community, Ebonyi Militants Kill Four Residents

POLITICS

Benue Killings: 2 Things Gov. Samuel Ortom Should Do After 9 People Were Killed In a Fresh Attack

It is no longer news that about 9 people have lost their lives to fresh attacks on Benue communities by suspected armed Fulani Herdsmen. According to the report by Vanguard News, the attacks took place on different communities in Guma local government area of the state. It should be recalled that for some years now, there have been several reports of herdsmen attack and killings in Benue.

  2 months ago ago
Benue Killings: 2 Things Gov. Samuel Ortom Should Do After 9 People Were Killed In a Fresh Attack

EDUCATION

Ortom commissions Model Classroom Block for Gbajimba technical school, approves boarding facilities

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has approved the provision of boarding facilities at Government Science and Technical College, GSTC, Gbajimba, Benue State. Governor Ortom gave the approval Monday, 18th October, 2021 in Gbajimba, Guma Local Government Area during the virtual commissioning and handing over of a Model Classroom Block for GSTC donated by Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron Company and Partners in Agbami Field.

  1 month ago ago
Ortom commissions Model Classroom Block for Gbajimba technical school, approves boarding facilities

SOCIETY

FG Should Condemn The Killing Of 8 Persons By Fulani Herdsmen In Benue

According to report reaching us from a reliable source, at Yelwata Community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, gunmen suspected to be herders have killed eight people. In the attack, which occurred around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the gunmen were said to have injured two people and kidnapped another.

  3 months ago ago
FG Should Condemn The Killing Of 8 Persons By Fulani Herdsmen In Benue

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Herdsmen Kill 8 People In Fresh Attack; PDP Laments Rising Insecurity In Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen kill 8 people in fresh attack Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters Gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, have killed no fewer than eight persons at Yelwata Community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The gunmen were also said to have injured two persons and abducted another in the attack which took place at about 6pm on Tuesday.

  3 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Herdsmen Kill 8 People In Fresh Attack; PDP Laments Rising Insecurity In Nigeria

MILITARY

Killing of two humanitarian workers in Benue is unacceptable

The killing of two humanitarian workers and six others in Guma Local Government Area of Benue by armed herdsmen is one of the attacks aimed at forcing me and my administration to repeal the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law. The herders sent a message to me that they won’t stop the attacks until the law is repealed.

  4 months ago ago
Killing of two humanitarian workers in Benue is unacceptable

POLITICS

Benue Lawmaker Calls on Federal Government to Dredge River Benue

Member Representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Honorable Benjamin Mzondu has called on the federal Government to dredge River Benue arguing that River Benue when dredged will be of great importance not just to the Benue People but Nigeria at large. Honorable Mzondu in a motion of Urgent Public Importance argued that due to shrinkage of River Benue, the River banks have been overflowing resulting into flood that have ravaged the communities over the years.

  4 months ago ago
Benue Lawmaker Calls on Federal Government to Dredge River Benue

POLITICS

Dickson Tarkighir a former Reps member Blames Buhari for Benue killings

A former Benue House of Representatives member representing Makurdi/Guma constituency Hon Dickson Tarkighir has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the killings in Benue State. Tarkighir had stated this on Channels Television programme Sunrise Daily. Read his comments from the video. "The Federal Government has been playing politics with the killings in Benue State, else why will the FG be scared to name the herdsmen as the attackers.

  2 months ago ago
Dickson Tarkighir a former Reps member Blames Buhari for Benue killings

SOCIETY

Ortom Bursts Illegal Revenue Check points operators

Luck ran out on a gang of illegal checkpoint operators at Abinsi, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State on Sunday, October 24, 2021 when Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom bursted their operations. Governor Ortom's attention was drawn to the activities of the illegal revenue operators when he noticed the harassment of heavy duty vehicles that were detained at the checkpoint on his way from Kwande Local Government.

  1 month ago ago
Ortom Bursts Illegal Revenue Check points operators

SOCIETY

Traders, Church Attendees, Killed In Fresh Attack In Benue State

No less than nine people, including the younger brother of the Guma Local Government Area Chairman of Benue State, traders, and church attendees were feared dead in three days of fresh attacks on communities in Guma Local Government Area of the state by suspected herdsmen. However, the Benue State Police Command claimed that only four persons were killed.

  2 months ago ago
Traders, Church Attendees, Killed In Fresh Attack In Benue State

EDUCATION

Governor Ortom expresses grief over the rise of Insecurity in the Country

The Executive Governor of Benue State, Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed grief over the rise of Insecurity in the Nation and it's effect on Education. The Governor stated his worries, yesterday, 18th, October, 2021 in Gbajimba town, Guma Local Council, of the state during the virtual commissioning and handing over of Government Science Secondary School in the town.

  1 month ago ago
Governor Ortom expresses grief over the rise of Insecurity in the Country

SOCIETY

Suspected herdsmen kill 3-month-old baby, 12 others in Governor Ortom's Local Government Area

According to reports, a 3-month-old baby and twelve other people have been murdered in two separate attacks in the Guma Council Area of Benue State, which happens to be the Governor Samuel Ortom's LGA. The killings came just 24 hours after a group of suspected herders murdered eight persons, which included aide workers in the same LGA.

  4 months ago ago
Suspected herdsmen kill 3-month-old baby, 12 others in Governor Ortom's Local Government Area

SOCIETY

Mrs Eunice Ortom Flags Off Camp To Medical Outreach For IDPs In Benue

The First Lady of Benue, Dr. Eunice Ortom, officially unveiled the "Camp to Camp" Medical Outreach for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gbajimba, Guma LGA's headquarters, with the goal of reaching a total of 20,000 people in five camps around the state.

  3 months ago ago
Mrs Eunice Ortom Flags Off Camp To Medical Outreach For IDPs In Benue

SOCIETY

Gunmen kill 13 people including a three-month-old baby, in Benue state.

Gunmen have killed 13 people including, a three-month-old baby, in two separate attacks that happened in Guma Local Government Area, Benue state. The incident happened on Tuesday at two different locations in the state. Daily Trust reported that the bandits opened fire on travellers who were in a Toyota Picnic car, along Uikpem/Umenger road, and killed five people, including a little baby.

  4 months ago ago
Gunmen kill 13 people including a three-month-old baby, in Benue state.

SOCIETY

Fresh Attack Hits Benue Community, 8 Persons Killed, One Abducted,Two Others Injured

An impression No fewer than eight(8) people which includes women and children were reportedly murdered in a fresh attack by suspected armed herdsmen on Yelewata village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state. The suspected herdsmen said to have taken hold of the Yelewata market at about 6 pm on Tuesday, at the time traders were about closing for the business day.

  3 months ago ago
Fresh Attack Hits Benue Community, 8 Persons Killed, One Abducted,Two Others Injured

SOCIETY

Pregnant Woman, Her Son, Boys' Brigade Member And Others Killed By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen

At least four persons including a pregnant woman, her son and a Boys’ Brigade member have been killed by suspected herdsmen in renewed attacks on some communities in Guma local government area of Benue State. A person who identified himself as Adamgbe, told Nigerian Tribune that the attacks occurred between Friday and Monday, September 27.

  2 months ago ago
Pregnant Woman, Her Son, Boys' Brigade Member And Others Killed By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen

SOCIETY

Gunmen, Herders kill 43 in plateau, Benue State Attacks

There was outrage in Jos, Plateau state capital, and Benue state on Tuesday night, following the killing of 43 people in different attacks. Thirty-Five people were killed in Yelwa, Zangam in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state. Also, eight were killed in Yelwa, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

  3 months ago ago
Gunmen, Herders kill 43 in plateau, Benue State Attacks

SOCIETY

They were returning from a burial- Source says as Gunmen killed 3 month old baby and 12 others in Benue

It was an eventful day at Guma Local Government area of Benue State on Tuesday as about 13 people including a 3 month old infant, were killed in different places of the local government Council. According to the Chairman of the Council, Caleb Aba, The first attack occured at 3:00pm on the Uikpam-Umenger Road as unknown Gunmen shot at travellers, killing five people.

  4 months ago ago
They were returning from a burial- Source says as Gunmen killed 3 month old baby and 12 others in Benue

SOCIETY

Ortom ordered the arrest of some operators of illegal revenue checkpoints in Benue

Photo Credit Source: Daily post The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, interrupted an illegal revenue checkpoint and ordered the arrest of the operators. This incident took place at Abinsi, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State today, Sunday, October 24, 2021.

  1 month ago ago
Ortom ordered the arrest of some operators of illegal revenue checkpoints in Benue

SOCIETY

Benue State EMA Boss Calls On FG, International Organisations To Intervene In the Plight Of IDPs

The Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Emmanuel Shior has called on Federal Government, International Organisations and other relevant NGOs to come to the plight of Benue Internally Displaced Persons as the number increases everyday due to the continued attacks by the Fulani Herdsmen. He stated this during the profiling of recently arrived IDPs who are from Taraba, Nasarawa, and Guma Communities were received and Camped at LGEA Primary School, Agasha, Guma Local Government Area.

  5 months ago ago
Benue State EMA Boss Calls On FG, International Organisations To Intervene In the Plight Of IDPs