Ortom tasks FG on military onslaught as more IDPs flood Makurdi camp


As bloodthirsty men suspected to be bandits continue to wreak havoc in parts of Benue State, many residents have continued to troop into the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp across the State.

OMADAILY recalls that the State Governor, Ortom had recently revealed that over 1.5 citizens have been sacked from their ancestral homes following incessant attacks in several by the assailants.

The Chairman of Tse Yandev camp located in Makurdi, the state , Yev Gabriel newsmen that the camp has continued to fresh displaced persons on a daily basis.

Mr Gabriel, who lamented the development, said that the major sickness being recorded in the camp is , saying that over 200 of the inmates have been treated for malaria in the last few days.

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Meanwhile, Governor Ortom on Tuesday, urged the Government to extend its ongoing onslaught against bandits in the North to the North geopolitical region to end the security crisis in his state and others.

The governor made the call on Tuesday at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when he members of the Niger Delta Bishop’s Voice and Minister’s Forum, NDBVAMF, who paid him a courtesy visit.

He noted that the raiding of bandits’ hideout in Zamfara and other parts of the North Western States by security agents should be extended to the North Central in order to flush out the bandits for peace to to the region.

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OMADAILY that security operatives are currently unleashing offensives against the criminal elements in Zamfara State as many bandits have been while others escape to neighbouring states.

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