Herdsmen Attacks Causing Food Crisis – Gov. Ortom

Samuel Ortomortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said the continuous attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen was causing food crisis which could lead to famine across the state.

Speaking on Thursday during a visit to an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abagena, Daudu and Gbajimba camps, the governor said the development must be checked.

He noted that the continued displacement of the people could affect the next planting season, which will lead to food shortage in the state and the country at large.

Ortom called on the federal government to carry out measure to end to the crisis, stressing that the displaced children forced out of school could be those of anyone.

The governor also expressed optimism that God would rise and wage a war against the invaders.

He promised to sustain the supply of food and other relief materials to the displaced persons, stressing that medical attention would never cease in the camps.

Ortom said the visit was to reassure the displaced persons that they were not abandoned in their predicament and that everything was being done to ensure that they return to their homes.

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