Ortom does not keep armed militia — CPS Akase

Herdsmen killings, Samuel Ortom,

….calls for apology from Keana LG Chairman

By Peter Duru

The Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr. Terver Akase has debunked the alleged assertion by the Chairman of Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr. Adamu Adi who reportedly accused Governor Ortom of protecting armed militia that assaults Fulani herders.

Akase who made the clarification yesterday in Makurdi mentioned the allegation was an act of mischief and demanded an apology from Mr. Adi.

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The chairman had in a Radio Nigeria Network information allegedly accused the Benue state Governor of protecting armed males that assault herders on Benue/Nasarawa borders.

Reacting to the accusation, Akase mentioned, “exactly on May 20, 2020, a gathering was held in Yelewata the place the Governors of Benue and Nasarawa state’s met and mentioned the difficulty of safety particularly on the border communities.

“One of the resolutions within the assembly is that the Open Grazing regulation of Benue must be revered by all events. And that at any time when herders bought to the borders they need to not cross into Benue state.

“Interestingly the Keana Chairman was in that assembly. So what he did was mischief or a deliberate effort to sabotage the peace efforts of the Governors of Benue and Nasarawa states.

“The two Governors have been having sleepless nights to discover a answer to that downside, his governor initiated the primary assembly and visited Benue after which our governor, Ortom visited Lafia they usually once more met in Yelewata.

“So if the two leaders have been trying to find a way out of this problem and he then suddenly came on air to make such spurious statements that were very unfortunate and misleading and we demand an apology.”


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Ortom does not keep armed militia — CPS Akase

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