Benue News: Latest Benue News Roundup Today, 21 April 2019
Benue Governor Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has aborted his annual leave to address the rise of killings in the state, Concise News understands.

This news medium understands that there has been a rise in the rate of killings in Benue State with a curfew already imposed.

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Ortom who had been away on annual leave about two weeks ago in China was billed to return to the country on April 29, this year.

However, a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Terver Akase noted that Ortom was already on the way back to the country.

“He (Ortom) appeals for calm and assures the people of the affected areas that the Benue State Government will do everything lawfully possible to ensure the end of the crisis and to guarantee their safety,” the statement read.

According to the statement, it was part of the peace efforts that the Deputy Governor Benson Abounu recently led a state delegation to Taraba to meet with key stakeholders in that state.

This is as it added that Ortom had been in constant touch with heads of security agencies in the state while on leave.