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Benue News Update: Latest News from Benue Today, Thursday, April 4, 2024



1. Judicial Inquiry into Ex-Governor Ortom’s Tenure

Five weeks following the inauguration of two judicial commissions of inquiry, aimed at scrutinizing the activities of former Governor Samuel Ortom, Arewa PUNCH investigations reveal they are now poised to question him and his aides.

2. Reconciliation Effort Amid Political Strife

The Tiv Traditional Council initiates a reconciliation process between Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, amidst an ongoing silent battle for control of the North Central state.

3. Concern Over Out-of-School Children

Expressing worry over the significant number of out-of-school children in Benue State, Governor Hyacinth Alia assures that his administration is diligently working to address this pressing issue. He calls upon parents and guardians to actively support the government’s efforts by prioritizing their children’s education.

4. Communal Clash in Ajetachi Community

Tragedy strikes as a communal clash erupts in the Ajetachi community, situated in the North Bank area, a suburb of Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The clash results in the reported deaths of two individuals and the shooting of two others, with eyewitnesses recounting the burning of several houses during the incident, which spanned from late Sunday to Easter Monday.

5. Ortom Challenges Successor on Financial Claims

Former Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, issues a challenge to his successor, Hyacinth Alia, urging him to provide evidence supporting his claims regarding the state’s finances. Ortom, responding to Alia’s recent interview, accuses the current governor of engaging in embellishments and shocking fabrications.