I’ll not grant amnesty or negotiate with bandits in Benue — Ortom

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I’ll not grant amnesty or negotiate with bandits in Benue — Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

By Peter Duru – Makurdi

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has foreclosed any form of negotiation or amnesty for the bandits and armed men perpetrating violent crimes and killings in Logo, Ukum, and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas, LGAs also known as the Sankera axis of the state.

He regretted that intelligence report indicated that some members of the communities were supporting the criminal elements making it difficult for security agencies to clampdown on them assuring that his administration would put an end to their activities.

The Governor made the declaration Saturday in Anyiin, Logo LGA during the burial ceremony of Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother of Senator Gabriel Suswam, who was assassinated two weeks ago by unknown armed men near his country home in Anyiin.

He said, “for us as a government, we have declared war against the young men who are perpetrating these evil acts. We are going after them, no more amnesty and no…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper