The Benue State Government on Monday imposed a 24 hours curfew in Katsina-Ala area of the state. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Acting Governor Ede Ogaba and made available to the NAN in Makurdi. He says the curfew which is with immediate effect would be reviewed as the situation demands.
The Benue State Government on Monday enumerates Governor Samuel Ortom’s achievements as part of the events to mark his 58th birthday. NAN reports that the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Information Communication Technology, Tahav Agerzua, in a statement says the governor deserves praise for his political sagacity.
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 gathers that there has been a rise in the rate of killings in Benue State with a curfew already imposed. 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 notes that Ortom was already on the way back to the country.
The troops of 72 Special Forces (SF) Battalion Makurdi, deployed for internal security operation in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, have halted a clash between two Tiv clans – Shitile and Ikyora, Concise News reports. This online news medium understands that the troops took the action on Tuesday morning. A statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, says the efforts of the troops were due to information they got about the planned attack on Katsina-Ala town by Shitile armed bandits.