Herdsmen menace: Wike gives Benue displaced persons N200m

By Tony Edike on 08/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 500

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike(r), Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom (2nd R) and other l
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike(r), Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom (2nd R) and other l

…Prays for souls of victims killed by herdsmen 

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike Wednesday donated N200Million to persons displaced by herdsmen attacks in Benue state with a call for lasting measures to resolve the killings by Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria.

The governor who led a delegation of Rivers Elders on a condolence visit to Benue State in honour of those killed by Fulani herdsmen earlier in the year, said the amount was to assist the state government in providing relief materials and Medicare for those displaced by the crisis.

He said: “What has happened in Benue has affected me. Look at deaths everywhere. Nobody is free again. People don’t understand the magnitude of the injury inflicted on the people of Benue. The country must sit down to proffer solutions to this menace “.

“There is no way anybody can justify these killings. There is no justification whatsoever. The people of Benue State must rally round their governor at this point.

“When you have a brother who has problems, you associate with him. Time has come when we must rise above party lines and tackle our problems “.

He said as Christians, Rivers people respect the sanctity of human lives, hence the visit, urging the Benue people to be vigilant at all times and employ techniques of self defence to protect themselves from unprovoked attacks.

Wike’s condolence delegation was led by Governor Samuel Orthom to the graveside of the slain 73 persons where Sen George Sekibo, among the governor’s entourage, offered prayers for repose of the souls of those murdered.

Benue State Governor, Ortom said 100,000 persons have been displaced by the invasion of Fulani herdsmen as the state also battles with influx of displaced persons from Cameroun.

Orthom lamented that rather than resolve the security challenges facing the state, the Inspector General of Police has become a spokesman for the Fulani herdsmen.

The killers of Benue people, he said, were known to the security agencies, adding that the people will continue to seek justice until the leaders of Miyetti Cattle Breeders were arrested.

Ortom thanked Rivers state for the solidarity as a demonstration of true brotherhood, revealing that the graveyard for the 73persons was set up as a memorial for those killed by Fulani herdsmen.

Governor Wike was accompanied by former Rivers governor, Sir Celestine Omehia, Sen Sekibo, Sen Olaka Nwogu, former Sports Minister, Dr Tammy Danagogo, and former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo.

Also on the visit were Chairman, Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, Chief Ferdinand Anabrabra, former NBA President, Chief Onueze Okocha, Prince Emma Anyanwu and former Attorney General of Rivers State, Frank Ohwor.

Posted 08/02/2018 06:48:32 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
2019: Senate endorses swearing-in president, vice-president at NASS...

Pope orders excommunication of Nigeria-born priest

You can’t issue sit-at-home order, police tell IPOB...

Abacha loot: FG confirms recovery of $322.51m from...

PDP receives 5,558 APC defectors in Kaduna

Mass Burial: Ekweremadu commiserates with Benue

Gov. Ugwuanyi grants scholarship to 340 indigent students...

Saraki raises alarm over alleged plot to implicate...

Corruption: Jonathan doled out N100bn, $295m cash in...

Obasanjo denies supporting Buhari … says even morons...

Police in Enugu arrest herder, recover AK-47

US Universityy appoints Ekweremadu Full Professor

 

Latest News Abakaliki Street still exist in Awka --LG boss PDP, Ohaneze demand immediate release of Sen. Abaribe Alleged kidnapping: Evans hires new lawyer after former withdraws over threats to life Police deploys 5000 personnel for APC Convention Court dismisses FG’s suit seeking forfeiture of accounts not linked to BVN Osinbajo, Saraki, Atiku others lauds Super Eagles’s victory against Iceland 2018 Budget: Fayose attacks Buhari for blaming National Assembly, calls President ‘blame specialist’ 2019: Muslim group accuses Saraki, Dogara of plotting Buhari’s downfall with 2018 budget Nigeria’s environment conducive for business – Saraki woos Russian investors ‎FG withholds Paris Club refund to starve Ekiti, says Fayose Enugu govt sets up judicial panel of inquiry over monarch’s death Ariaria market obtains independent electricity licence

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (5,988 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (4,113 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (3,699 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (3,524 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (3,458 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (2,868 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,627 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,542 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (2,521 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,513 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (2,451 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (2,107 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (156) EDITORIAL (4) POLITICS (283) SOCIETY (95) SPORTS (9) BUSINESS (145) HEALTH (13) EDUCATION (12) INTERNATIONAL (23) ENTERTAINMENT (7) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (7)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands