Benue crisis: Ortom finally lifts Gboko curfew



Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Tuesday announced the lifting of the curfew on Gboko town.

He made the announcement at a meeting he held with leaders of the Benue Motorcycle Association across the state and heads of security agencies at the Benue Peoples House.

Governor Ortom reiterated his condemnation of the killings at the Gboko motorpart but maintained that the victims were not Fulani people as reported in some quarters.

Ortom had approved the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in Gboko town since January, 31 2018, due to the recent outbreak of violence in the state.

The Governor insisted that the criminals who carried out the condemnable act should be apprehended and prosecuted.

He urged the people not to take the laws into the hands but to report infringements on their rights to the appropriate authorities.

The Governor expressed appreciation to the Motorcycle Association for their pledge to assist in tackling the security challenges in the state.





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