Ortom said their arrest was part of the resolution of the state’s security council which met on Monday.
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The Federal Road Safety Corps, however, put the number of casualties at 12 aside the many houses, shops and vehicles that were burnt.
The ACF’s condemnation was contained in a statement by its National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbe, on Sunday.
Both spoke on Thursday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Correspondents Chapel Forum in Abuja, where Ortom was the Guest Speaker and Ndume Chairman.
The LG Chair spoke in a statement he issued on Tuesday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The Chairman of the Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, criticised the act in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, on Tuesday in Jos.
Some communities in Benue, particularly in Bonta, Tse Anyom, Agidi, Adoka, Agune, Awajir, Gbinde, Guleya, Gungul, Aku and Amande in Konshisha and Ullam and Tse Igbom in Gwer East local government areas, have reportedly been under sustained military action so since April 8, 2020, apparently as a reprisal for the earlier killing of military personnel deployed to the area to quell some inter-communal strife.
This was also as the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, apologised to the Federal Government, Nigerian Army, families and colleagues of the bereaved over the incident.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Governor Samuel Ortom had earlier received some of the governors who were in the state to attend the party’s Governors’ Forum.
Performing the ceremony on Thursday at the palace in Gboko, Ortom said the construction of a standard Oche Indoma palace was underway.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
The development was confirmed on Monday by the spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene.
The governor, according to a statement made available to journalists on Saturday by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ngunan Adingi, hinged the suspension to crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen in the council area which led to the burning down of a widow, Shaade Nyihemba.
Ortom made the observation in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, in Makurdi on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Suswam and a former Commissioner for Finance in his administration, Omadachi Oklobia, are being prosecuted for alleged N3.1 billion money laundering charge.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ortom and his security details had to run to where the governor’s convoy was parked, about 1km away from the farm.
Security Adviser to Ortom, Col. Paul Hemba, confirmed the arrest while conducting newsmen round the scene of the attack on Tuesday.
The President stated this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Sunday.
The incident happened at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road around noon.
The retraction was published in a number of national newspapers on Thursday 18th March, 2021.