Tag: Benue

Benue Murdered Soldiers: LG Deputy Chairman, Councilor, Traditional Rulers arrested

Benue State Governor,Samuel Ortom, has disclosed that two officials of Konshisha LGA and two traditional rulers have been detained in connection with the killing of 11 soldiers and a captain in Bonta village of the state. The governor on Monday explained that their arrest was part of the resolution of[Read More…]

Terrorists attack Catholic church, killing Priest, 3 parishioners during morning mass in Benue

Armed terrorists in Benue, have attacked a Catholic church killing a priest, Rev. Fr. Moses Fanem Ngugban and three parishioners in Agu Centre, Mbatyula/Mberev council ward in Katsina-Ala local government area NewsWireNGR gathered that the incident happened around 7:00 am on Tuesday, when the church was rounding off its morning[Read More…]

Governor Ortom has recovered from COVID-19

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has come out of isolation after testing negative to COVID-19. The Governor had about week ago gone into isolation for treatment after his COVID-19 test returned positive. Announcing his status Wednesday in Makurdi, Governor Ortom said his sample was two days ago taken again[Read More…]

Benue Governor shakes up cabinet, creates new ministry

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Wednesday effected a minor reshuffle of his cabinet and also created a new Ministry of Industry and Cooperatives. The Governor who announced the shake-up in Makurdi also assigned portfolios to two newly appointed Commissioners who two days ago took the oath of office and[Read More…]

Former Benue Governor re-arraigned over N3.1 Billion money laundering charge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, re-arraigned former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam, before Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Mr Suswam was re-arraigned alongside the then Commissioner of Finance during his administration, Omadachi Okolobia, on 11-count charge bordering on money laundering. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)[Read More…]

#EndSARS protests should continue says Benue State Governor Ortom

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom says “the #EndSARS protest should continue without violence  until leaders correct decades  of wrongs  in Nigeria”. The Governor said this while speaking to journalists at the Government House, Makurdi on Monday. Ortom stated that as a son of an ex-policeman, he had long[Read More…]

Benue militia leader, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana has been killed

A special Force of the Nigerian Army has eliminated a notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in Benue State. Brigadier General Maude Ali Gadzama on Tuesday confirmed the killing to journalists. NewsWireNGR gathered that the gang leader was declared wanted by Nigerian police for killing several citizens[Read More…]

Federal Government should review gun ownership laws – Benue Governor

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, is still asking the Federal Government to allow responsible Nigerians bear arms to defend themselves. He made the appeal again at a media briefing with journalists in Abuja, on Friday. According to him, there is nothing sinister about his call because the safety[Read More…]

Insecurity: Allow responsible citizens carry weapons, Benue Governor tells FG

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has asked the Federal Government to allow responsible citizens to protect themselves with weapons as part of measures to curb the rising insecurity in the country. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, titled, ‘National[Read More…]

Just In: Boat mishap in Benue River, Scores killed

About twenty-one persons were feared dead when a boat in which they were travelling capsized on River Benue Sunday afternoon. It was gathered that the boat had 28 passengers on board when the incident happened. According to an eyewitness, “The people were all Christian faithful who were going on a[Read More…]