Gov Ortom Identifies Notorious Criminal Causing Mayhem In Benue State
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state/The Guardian Nigeria

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has reacted and shown concern on one disreputable criminal identified as ‘Gana’, who has been terrorizing the state.

Concise News understands that Ortom while addressing the State House Correspondence after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammad Buhari on Monday, in Abuja.

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The Governor, reacting to the situation on Katsina-Ala road, he revealed that all the stakeholders in the state were willing to cooperate to address insecurity situation but for one notorious criminal “Gana,” who was trained by Boko Haram and had continued to terrorize the state.

According to Ortom, Gana is one of the instrumental to the kidnappings happening between Benue and Taraba states–all forms of criminality – armed robbery, assassinations among others.

“ The community to has given up because as at today, the three local governments of Katsina-Ala, Logo and Buruku are not safe,” he said.

He also disclosed that many activities in those affected communities have been decimated due to the nefarious activities of the criminal.

“No educational, farming, commercial activities are going on, the Igbos that are major traders have vacated.

“With Operation Y Stroke, we are going to move against them and we believe we will be able to surmount them,’’ he said.

Also, Ortom also reacted to reports indicating that his state was among 17 states that were insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2018 were far below 10 per cent of their receipts from the Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year.

“For me, if I have my way they should even earn more than N30, 000 if the resources are there, they deserve it, we go to the same market and so we know the cost of living and other things are involved.

“There are about 17 states-all together; maybe at governors’ forum, there will be a way to get out of it,” he added.