JUST IN: Ortom reacts to killing of 37 in Benue, reveals next step

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday morning expressed his sadness at the recent deadly attack on a rural community.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that gunmen, who attacked Igama, a rural community in Benue State on Sunday morning, killed 37 people.

Igama, an agrarian community, located in Okpokwu Local Government Area (LGA), is 160 kilometres from Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

The herdsmen in large numbers rode on motorbikes, invaded the community, and murdered many innocent citizens.

The attackers ravaged the community and hundreds of people have been displaced.

Reacting to the dastardly attack, Ortom demanded that the assailants are arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.

“I totally condemn the gruesome killings of farmers in Edumoga, Okpokwu local government area of the state by gun men believed to be Fulani terrorists. These terrorists must be fished out and prosecuted without delay,” Ortom wrote on his official Twitter handle.

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