2023: “To hell with Atiku; anyone supporting him is my enemy” – Ortom

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom of has lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, saying anyone supporting the Waziri is his enemy. Ortom stated this at the weekend, when he hosted his counterparts — Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State; Seyi Makinde, of Oyo; Okezie Ikpeazu, of Abia, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, of Enugu — in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Recall that Ortom had recently tackled Abubakar, who accused him of profiling the Fulani people living in Benue as bandits…

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Defence Chief warns Ortom, Akeredolu against procuring AK-47 for security outfits

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, says no State has the power to procure automatic weapons for its security outfits. He said this yesterday, in an interview with newsmen after the National Security Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja. Recall that while inaugurating the first batch of personnel of Benue State’s security outfit in August, the governor, Samuel Ortom, had said “sophisticated weapons” would be provided for them. On his part, Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, in September, said the state will procure arms…

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Gov Ortoms orders arrest of Journalist Odeh for criticizing his poor security strategy in Benue

Benue State Government has ordered the arrest and taken to Makurdi, the State capital, a senior journalist with Peoples Daily newspaper, Sunday Ode over an alleged offensive statement issued on behalf of the Association of Igede Media. Professionals.Ode, who is the President of the association, was picked up today, May 1, allegedly on the order of Governor Samuel Ortom.A statement by Egah Egiri for the association, said Ode was arrested yesterday, April 30, at Karu by armed policemen and DSS operatives.The association said that the security operatives said that they…

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