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Benue Killings Going Beyond My Powers – Gov. Ortom

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Benue Killings Going Beyond My Powers – Gov. Ortom

The governor of Benue state, north-central, Nigeria, Samuel Ortom, says the killings in his state by Fulani Herdsmen is going out of his power.

Governor Ortom who made this comment in an interview with Vanguard newspaper warned that though he has consistently told the people of the state not to take the law into their hands, he is losing control of the people because of the persistent killing of innocent women and children by Fulani herdsmen.

The herdsmen had attacked communities in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state between Monday, January 1 and Tuesday, January 2, killing not less than twenty (20) people, including nine livestock guards.

Giving reasons for the attack in an interview with BBC Pidgin, a leader of Miyetti Allah cattle breeders in the state, Garus Gololo said the herdsmen were only defending themselves from thieves, adding that over 1000 cows were stolen at Nengere, a community in the state when the herdsmen were moving out of Benue to Taraba state.

Reacting to the development in an interview with Vanguard Governor Ortom said: “You can see that it is getting beyond me. Even when there was protest against the recent killings in Makurdi, and I went there, there was massive resistance. It became violent and it is even God that saved us. I would have been attacked.

“When I came into office, there was proliferation of arms and ammunition in the state. I declared an amnesty programme that saw massive retrieval of arms from our youths. I pleaded with them that the way to develop is not by taking the laws into their hands but by obeying the laws. I have resisted the temptation to say that our people should protect themselves because I trusted the president. I believed that he has the capacity to protect us. But from what is happening, I am sure some people around him are frustrating our communication with him and the actions to be taken. Otherwise, the president I know will not allow this kind of thing to be happening. We have not committed any offence.

“We have no regret passing the anti-open grazing law. The law came as a necessity because of the killings in Benue State by the herdsmen. We sought peaceful ways of resolving the matter but we could not. We tried everything under the sun to ensure that we stopped these killings but it was not possible so we prayed and God gave us wisdom to enact that law, which gives protection to the farmers and the herdsmen. We have not sent cattle rearers away from Benue, we are simply saying there are modern ways of rearing cattle, which is to ranch them. With that, farmers can go their legitimate ways of doing their business and those who are rearing cattle can also continue. I am surprised at the resistance of the herders.” ‘I can’t preside over dead people, campaigns suspended’ Asked if the recent killings had made the job of campaigning for an APC presidency more difficult, the governor reiterated that he has suspended all political activities until the killing of innocent people in the state is stopped.

“I have suspended everything about campaigns and all that, even for myself. Yes, I am contesting in 2019 but I don’t want to be campaigning for now. I cannot campaign for myself or any other person until this matter is resolved. I cannot preside as governor over dead people. The lives of my people come first before politics. In fact, I have decided that I am not going to engage in any political activity, whether for myself or for anybody until this matter is resolved. I cannot be talking about 2019 when my people are being killed. If I win, will I preside over dead bodies? If that will make other people to take the governorship from me, so be it. I must not be governor,” he said.

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BREAKING: FG ANNOUNCES PHASE IV OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

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BREAKING: FG ANNOUNCES PHASE IV OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

The federal government has announced phase four of the dreaded  lockdown. Announcing the news, the government said this lockdown is going to be effective in all the 36 states of the nation beginning from midnight tomorrow.

The Federal Government has announced Phase IV of the COVID-19 lockdown across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr. Mukhtar Mohammed, who made the announcement on Monday in Abuja, said the new directive is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, May 11.

With the lockdown imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time. Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.

According to Mohammed, the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice. He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.

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Shocking Video Shows Father Flogging Daughter Mercilessly After Her Naked Videos Appeared Online

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Shocking Video Shows Father Flogging Daughter Mercilessly After Her N3ked Videos Appeared Online


Shocking Video Shows Father Flogging Daughter Mercilessly After Her N3ked Videos Appeared Online

A Nigerian woman has been flogged mercilessly by her father and brothers after her alleged s3x video surfaced online.

The brutal beating left the lady with bruises on her bum.

According to reports, the girl was also caught with a s3x toy.

She was stripped and held down by at least three grown men said to be her family members, and flogged mercilessly while she pleaded.

“Daddy please… brother please… mummy…” The woman is heard begging in Igbo as the men held her down and flogged her.

One of her male family members gagged her with a cloth when her screaming got too loud.

She was warned that the flogging will start from the beginning if she doesn’t stop screaming.

She tried to turn from the cane but her brothers were too strong for her.

“Pour water on her,” a male voice is heard saying and someone pours water on her then continues flogging her naked body.

At some point, she’s seen looking too weak to struggle.

Her skin had already turned purple with cane marks all over her butt and back. Blood can also be seen running down her face.

A voice then orders that water be poured all over her body and someone pours more water on her.

The men leave her at this moment and she turns around and tries to curl up on the floor with her legs closed.

But she was told to open her thighs so they can see the lady parts she’s using to misbehave.

She hesitated and they warned her that the beating will start again. So, she opens her legs and they begin flogging her on her private part.

The horrific video is going viral online as people ask for help in finding the family members who subjected the woman to such torture.

Some have claimed the men are not her family members and she was using the term “daddy” and “brother” to appeal to their conscience.

Photos of the alleged mastermind of the attack has been circulated online but it cannot be confirmed if the man had a hand in the horrific abuse.

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Watch the Official CCTV footage showing how actor, Baba Ijesha, molested his victim

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Watch the Official CCTV footage showing how actor, Baba Ijesha, molested his victim (Video)

The CCTV footage showing how actor, Baba Ijesha, molested his victim, has been released online.

Baba Ijesha has been in police custody after he was arrested for defiling the minor who is the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess.

Watch the CCTV footage as obtained by Punch below…

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