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Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by stephanie11: 1:05pm On Jan 13
@POLITICSNGR

Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is to intervene in the lingering crisis between herdsmen and farmers in Benue as its ad hoc Committee on Security and Infrastructure has arrived in the State to meet with traditional rulers from affected local governments.

Revealing this mission at Benue People's House, Makurdi today, leader of the Senate delegation and Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan conveyed the condolences of the Senate President and the 8th Senate to the people of Benue over the mass murder of innocent citizens of the state.

The Majority Leader revealed that the security apparatus of the country was not well structured, leaving room for the current security lapses that the nation is facing but noted that the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Security and Infrastructure was formed as a direct response to the challenge of incessant killings and would find a way of addressing the infrastructural deficits of affected communities.

Senator Lawan said the 9-man Senate Committee was in the state to review the crisis at hand and report back to the Senate on Tuesday 16th January, 2018 during plenary saying the primary duty of every government was the protection of lives and property.

The Senate Majority Leader said the Senate would not sit back to watch citizens of the nation perish adding that though the security agencies were doing their best, the Senate feels there were avoidable deficiencies, hence, the need to come out with a stronger security architecture for the nation and sued for cooperation to ensure the attack on Benue remained the last of such wickedness in Nigeria as no foreign or domestic investor would make progress where there are obvious security threats.

In his response, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom thanked the Senate President and the entire 8th Senate for taking this proactive step to intervene in the crisis that has lingered since 2011 and destroyed thousands of lives and billions property of the Benue citizenry.

Governor Ortom thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for responding to the cry of Benue by relocating the the Inspector General of Police to Benue and deploying more troops to ensure Benue Citizens have peace saying at least no more life has been lost in four days.

The Governor said his administration has sworn to rule with integrity and has done so much to bring peace by disarming youths that had possessed arms illegally.

The Benue Governor revealed that he was under threat from his people who were seeking to protect themselves against the invaders who have been attacking the state since 2011 without arrests save endless police investigations.

He maintained that population explosion has put pressure on land and it was impossible to allow the cohabitation of open grazing and farming and sued for the arrest of the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore who threatened, masterminded and launched attacks on defenceless Benue citizens killing over 70 persons.

Also speaking, Senator Dr. George Akume, Senator Barnabas Gemade and former Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Mike Aondokaa (SAN) called for workable measures that will end the crisis once and for all.

https://politicsngr.com/senate-intervenes-benue-crisis-meets-ortom-traditional-rulersphotos/

Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by binsanni(m): 1:10pm On Jan 13
nice move

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by teemswest(m): 4:10pm On Jan 13
All political sentiments should be kept aside, Dialogue is needed asap.
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by anizy(f): 4:11pm On Jan 13
Kk
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by slawomir: 4:12pm On Jan 13
am submerged in a miasma of melancholy at these incessant killings by herdsmen

if sword is not turn into plowshares and spears beat into pruning hooks then a looming sword of Damocles might snowballed into a cataclysmic revolution in the Terra firma of the Nigeria Terrain.

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by DuBLINGreenb(m): 4:12pm On Jan 13
Lol we all know this is just for show so that Nigerians will not say they didn't do anything but mark my words around 10 days from today Fulani herds men will strike again
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by M12345: 4:12pm On Jan 13
Awon weere

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by fabulousfortune(m): 4:12pm On Jan 13
Mtcheew.. medicine afta death undecided
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by olihilistic(m): 4:12pm On Jan 13
.one thing I dislike about this AssLeaker Ortom is that.
He is too petty and very unpredictable.

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Nobody: 4:12pm On Jan 13
These men better think of what's best for their sons and daughters when they reach a verdict in this meeting.

Let no tribe intimidate another with violence. Every man has a beast in him if pushed to certain limits.

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Kingdolo(m): 4:13pm On Jan 13
shocked
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Adebowale89(m): 4:13pm On Jan 13
only God can save Nigerians from these politicians


on a normal ground, if we have proactive Parliaments the securities officers would be sanction and question on Benue crisis


we are taking posterior steps to all obvious intending crisis mostly and that's why things was this bad in Nigeria


when other countries who are looking upto Nigeria as giant of Africa has no inter ethnic crisis, the suppose mumu of Africa country is bent on ending crisis when we ought to be discussing about development

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by anibirelawal(m): 4:14pm On Jan 13
Its about time...I hope they will find a lasting solution to this mayhem!
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by rapcy(m): 4:14pm On Jan 13
Why now?
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Nobody: 4:15pm On Jan 13
Both sides have refused to sheath their swords with the pastoralists flexing their federal-backed might on the poor, defenceless people of the "food basket".

The effrontery with which the pastoralists advance their gazetted grazing route in the 21st century Nigeria is perplexing to say the least.

A repeal of the anti-open grazing law will only lend credence to the bullying tactics of the herdsmen and further embolden them in their quest to have a domineering say in our affairs.

Dele Momudu succinctly expressed our frustration thus:

"A government that rode into power on the supersonic jet of goodwill of the people is barely struggling to survive a swim in the gutter of ill-wind."

Professor Wole Soyinka equally irked by the impunity with which the pastoralists operates Said

"These herdsmen, arrogant and unconscionable, have adopted a scorched-earth policy, so that those other producers – the cassava, cocoa, sorghum, rice etc farmers are brutally expelled from farm and dwelling.

This question is now current, and justified: just when is terror? I am not aware that IPOB came anywhere close to this homicidal propensity and will to dominance before it was declared a terrorist organization."

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Nyerhovwo101(m): 4:15pm On Jan 13
Na only when things go wrong na ona go put hings in place. U guys should try to be proactive
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by rapcy(m): 4:16pm On Jan 13
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by bleskid(m): 4:16pm On Jan 13
akume is too late to show up... go sleep back

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by longlong: 4:16pm On Jan 13
We need to wake up ,this politicians don't care about us,only their political ambitions.if you stay in Benue you will understand.this killing have been going on for so long .the media neglected it ,now opposition are using it as a tool to fight for the coning election.we have been crying hear in Benue,from agatue to tiv .why is the media just carrying it.even that jar head drone ortom ,has his house destroyed by them some months or years back.he is now crying on tv. I just pray we start thinking in this country
What we need right now is a military rule.democracy has not favoured us at all

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Omeokachie: 4:19pm On Jan 13
George Akume, Barnabas Gemade, Ortom.


I wonder how they feel seeing their people being killed in cold blood, while the government they help instal looks the other way!

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Chukazu: 4:22pm On Jan 13
Shameless people. They should be meeting with inspector general of police who said the killings was "communal crises"

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Nobody: 4:23pm On Jan 13
tongue
Shameless Senate. Instead of to meet with the chief Fulani herdsmen in top (Buhari) you are here meeting with ortom abi na tom tom be him name.

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Chukazu: 4:24pm On Jan 13
Omeokachie:
George Akume, Barnabas Gemade, Ortom.


I wonder how they feel seeing their people being killed in cold blood, while the government they help instal looks the other way!

You forgot David Mark ,that guy has been silent probably because of a political ambition

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Chukazu: 4:29pm On Jan 13
stephanie11:
@POLITICSNGR

Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is to intervene in the lingering crisis between herdsmen and farmers in Benue as its ad hoc Committee on Security and Infrastructure has arrived in the State to meet with traditional rulers from affected local governments.

Revealing this mission at Benue People's House, Makurdi today, leader of the Senate delegation and Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan conveyed the condolences of the Senate President and the 8th Senate to the people of Benue over the mass murder of innocent citizens of the state.

The Majority Leader revealed that the security apparatus of the country was not well structured, leaving room for the current security lapses that the nation is facing but noted that the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Security and Infrastructure was formed as a direct response to the challenge of incessant killings and would find a way of addressing the infrastructural deficits of affected communities.

Senator Lawan said the 9-man Senate Committee was in the state to review the crisis at hand and report back to the Senate on Tuesday 16th January, 2018 during plenary saying the primary duty of every government was the protection of lives and property.

The Senate Majority Leader said the Senate would not sit back to watch citizens of the nation perish adding that though the security agencies were doing their best, the Senate feels there were avoidable deficiencies, hence, the need to come out with a stronger security architecture for the nation and sued for cooperation to ensure the attack on Benue remained the last of such wickedness in Nigeria as no foreign or domestic investor would make progress where there are obvious security threat

https://politicsngr.com/senate-intervenes-benue-crisis-meets-ortom-traditional-rulersphotos/

Can we ever achieve anything in this country without one useless committees? sad

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by tuoyoojo(m): 4:34pm On Jan 13
after all said and done 

after all the outcry against fulani herds men and the lukewarm attitude of the govt to stem the genocide 

let us ask our selves 

where are the David Marks 

the Barnabas Germades 

where are the political heavy weights of benue 

where is our Vp

where is C.A.N

why can they not speak now that their voices are needed more than ever 

during the crisis in numa, the Sultan himself spoke against killings

what if big business men or christains in the North buy cattles in d very large number and ranch them. over time we would not have need for cows that these fulani are using to get inroute into people's ancestral lands 



the silence is too loud 

this calls for sober reflection
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Omeokachie: 4:35pm On Jan 13
Chukazu:


You forgot David Mark ,that guy has been silent probably because of a political ambition


You are probably correct.
When Agatu happened and David Mark visited the area, he was shot at by the terrorists occupying the area. He was lucky to have come out alive.


His silence this time is worrying. Only diffence though is that he did not join these guys in installing this government that have since abandoned the people while protecting the attackers.


Tell me why the miyetti leadership are still issuing threats of further attacks and government has not attested them!

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by chilariye: 4:37pm On Jan 13
The fifty two Fulani women and children that were massacred in November last year in Numan were not properly aired and their burials was not announced, simply because they don't have a governor, and they are left to their faiths as they deserve to die as their life is valueless in the society no any agency condemn the genocide against them, no state burial.

The enemies of President Mohammadu Buhari and the Nigeria at large must value the life of all Nigerians equally for peace to reign.

Unfortunately, some people claimed to be socialists, social media activists, CSOs and all other bunch of idiots have kept quite simply because they want Baba Buhari to fail and get some one that will be giving them material benefits for criticising gov't .

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Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by DMathematical: 4:38pm On Jan 13
Nigerian politicians and committees are 5 & 6
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by Snow02(m): 4:40pm On Jan 13
more Interested in the out come of this keep all the formalities first
Re: Senate Intervenes In Benue Crisis, Meets With Ortom, Traditional Rulers(photos) by lexy2014: 4:44pm On Jan 13
teemswest:
All political sentiments should be kept aside, Dialogue is needed asap.
dialogue with who?

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