Benue lawmakers summon Ortom over killings

Benue lawmakers summon Ortom over killings

- The Benue state House of Assembly has summoned Governor Samuel Ortom over the killings in the state

- The governor is expected to appear next week and explain what the state’s security council has done to resolve the matter

- The lawmakers also thanked the National Assembly for summoning the president over the issue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has been summoned by the state’s House of Assembly, to explain the actions taken by the state security council to put an end to the incessant killings in the state, Daily Trust reports.

At plenary on Thursday, April 26, the lawmakers resolved that the governor would be expected to interface with them on Wednesday, May 2.

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They further expressed appreciation to members of the National Assembly for suspending plenary to protest the killings and for their resolution to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue.

Meanwhile, previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to the people of Benue state not to cave in or allow themselves to be used by those he considered enemies of the country trying to bring it to a sorry point.

Buhari made the appeal in a statement by one of his spokespersons, Garba Shehu, late Thursday, April 26.

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It read in part: “Repeated acts of mass killings and destruction in parts of the country and Benue state in particular, point to the evil design of enemies of peace and unity who have desperately been trying to bring the country to this sorry point: a brother killing brother, a neighbor killing a neighbor and a community attacking and killing members of another community.

“The president strongly warns citizens against playing into the hands of the agents of disunity."

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