Concise News has gathered the latest Benue News roundup across the country today, Sunday, 21st April 2019.
This online news medium had earlier reported that the Nigerian Troops under the Operation Whirl Stroke neutralised two bandits and averted a communal clash between Tiv and Jukun in Benue on Friday.
In a statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director Defence Information – DDI, on Saturday disclosed that one of the bandits was killed at the Nagi Ucheki- Audu- Enger- Adudu axis in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state during a patrol.
Also, it was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed dissatisfaction over “the latest needless violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State and Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa State, resulting in arson, injuries and deaths.”
The President said: ”Violence and bloodshed for whatever reason are unacceptable and condemnable, especially when it is coming as the nation celebrates Easter, with all the lessons of love and peace for humanity.
Buhari noted that the ”primary initiative for ending the violence once and for all must originate from the local actors involved in these clashes.”
This online news medium reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s prayers made him win in the 2019 elections.
“When I wanted to contest for the 2015 election, I came to the Redemption Camp to pray and I went to Daddy and Mummy G.O,” he said.
The incident is said to be a fallout of the rivalry between the people of Shitile and other neighbouring communities in Sankera area of the state comprising Logo, Ukum and Katsina/Ala local government areas.
Also, Otukpo council area of Benue State has said it will ostracize families of anybody arrested over cultism.
Chairman of the Otukpo council of Benue State George Alli said this recently in his office.
Alli said, “if after doing all these and some parents will still be putting pressures on me to help secure the release of their wards or children from the security, then it means that they are in support of their children’s cult activities.”