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Extend military onslaught on bandits to North Central, Ortom tells FG

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has urged the Federal Government to extend its onslaught against bandits in the North West to the North Central geopolitical region.

“Ortom made the call yesterday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, when members of the Niger Delta Bishop’s Voice and Minister’s Forum (NDBVAMF) visited him.”

“He stated that the raiding of bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara, one of the North West states, by security agents should be extended to the North Central to flush out the bandits for peace to return to the region.”

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NO fewer than 200 Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Tse-Yandev Camp, Makurdi, are down with malaria due to mosquito bite.

“Consequently, the inmates continually cry for attention from the federal and state governments, even as they dwell in shanties they constructed amid inadequate food, medication and basic amenities.”

“Chairman of the camp, Mr. Yev Gabriel, told newsmen that most of the inmates were those who fled their homes from Yelwata and Kyianna border settlements of Nasarawa and Benue states, as well as those from Guma and Taraba due to herders attack.”

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