Latest Benue State News Online Today September 30th 2019

Latest Benue State News Online For Today

Benue is located in Nigeria’s north-central sub-region/File Photo

Good day, welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Monday, September 30th, 2019, on Concise News.

Benue: UK Launches Investigation Into Killings Of Farmers

Following the recent killings of farmers in Benue state by suspected herdsmen, the United Kingdom government has opened an investigation.

The investigations will also involve killing of two catholic priests and 17 worshipers in the state.

Concise News understands that this follows the resolution by the UK parliament mandating the Prime Minister to investigate the alleged killing and persecution of Christians in the state.

This was disclosed by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria,Catriona Laing during a meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

Laing said the meeting was part of her fact-finding mission to areas affected by the farmers/herders conflict in the state. Read more here.

What Ortom Discussed With Osinbajo About Benue/Ebonyi Land Crisis

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and Ebonyi State Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, over the land crisis between the two states, Concise News reports.

The meeting, this online news medium understands, was attended by the Acting Director General of the National Boundary Commission, Adaji Adamu.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Ortom said “We came at the instance of the vice president to discuss the lingering problem between Benue and Ebonyi states in particular between Agila in Benue and Ngbo in Ebonyi.

“We are also here with the acting DG, National boundary commission and we had taken far-reaching decisions to ensure that we demarcate the boundary between these two states so that we can hold our people responsible. Read more here.

And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Benue State online news headlines. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.

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