Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has described the crisis in the state as the work of the “devil,” Concise News understands. Concise News understands that the Benue leader said this on Saturday at the NKST Church, Iortyer in Makurdi, capital of the state. He also called on the people of the state to seek divine intervention to the rising crime in the state.
Anxiety reigns in Benue State after the Presidency hints at plans to reintroduce grazing routes in the country. Concise News reports that the state recorded a number of killing in the past week which has led to the state government to place a 24-hour curfew last weekend. In a reaction to the President’s planned action to reintroduce grazing routes in the country, this online news medium learnt that the President’s comments did not go down well with Benue people who have not hidden their resolve for the absolute implementation and enforcement of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law enacted by the state government in 2017.
The Benue State Government has assured contractors handling its road projects in the Sankera area of the state that adequate security will be provided to enable them to return to the site to complete the ongoing construction. Concise News reports that Commissioner for Works, Transport and Energy, Emmanuel Manger, gave the assurance today in Katsina-Ala during an inspection tour of ongoing road projects in the area. Manger who was accompanied by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Projects Monitoring and Evaluation, Alhaji Isa Usman, says the State Government would address perceived cases of insecurity in the affected areas to ensure the safety of workers and equipment.
No fewer than seven persons escaped death when a gas tanker exploded on Monday at the premises of Bolek Filling Station located adjacent the Benue State University College of Health Sciences in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, Concise News reports. According to The Guardian, the seven victims, among whom were two members of staff of the filling station, two students of the Benue State University (BSU) and three other customers sustained severe burns and are now receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi.
And that is the roundup of the latest Benue State news online for today on Concise. See you soon!