Northern Governors Speak On Recent Killings In Benue State

Northern Governors Speak On Recent  Killings In Benue State

The Northern Governors’ Forum has reacted to a recent murder of 25 people at a Church service at Okokolo village of Agatu Local Government Area of the state.

Naija News Understands that the armed bandit attacked the church while the service was ongoing.

The forum in a statement by its Chairman, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, described the killings as a heinous crime that must not go unpunished. The forum expressed regret that the incident occurred when relative peace had returned to the state.

The northern governors also commiserated with the Government and people of Benue over the petroleum tanker explosion in Ahumbe village along the ever busy Makurdi-Aliade-Otukpo road of Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.

The tragedy occurred on Monday, during which 50 people were killed while 100 others were injured.

“The northern governors are deeply saddened by the two ugly incidents and prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims,” the statement said.

The forum urged Gov. Samuel Ortom to rise above the tragedies and provide the leadership that brings hope to the people of the state.

Download Naija News App.   Advertise with us.   Send us enquiries and press releases.

Source link

Hits: 9

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 6th July 2019

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 6th July 2019

MASSOB: South East governors suffering inferiority complex

Ruga: We’ll invade the North with deadly weapons – Biafra group | TODAY.NG