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Friday, 19 January 2018

Breaking: Northern governors storm Benue in solidarity with Ortom (photos)

Breaking: Northern governors storm Benue in solidarity with Ortom (photos)

Governor Kashim Shettima who visited alongside Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai; his Plateau counterpart, Simon Lalong and the Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru were in Makurdi to also show solidarity with Ortom

Breaking: Northern Governors’ Forum visits Ortom over Benue attacks (photos)

- Some governors from Northern Nigeria have visited Benue state over the recent suspected herdsmen killings

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- The governors under the platform of the Northern Governors' Forum are currently in Makurdi to condole and show solidarity with the Governor Samuel Ortom and the people of Benue

- The members of the NGF were led by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state

Members of the Northern Governors' Forum (NGF) on Friday, January 19, visited the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, over the recent killings in the state.

The governors led by the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, met with Ortom to sympathise with him on the killing of over 70 people in the state by some suspected herdsmen.

Shettima who visited alongside Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai; his Plateau counterpart, Simon Lalong and the Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru were in Makurdi to also show solidarity with Ortom and the people of Benue state.

Breaking: Northern governors storm Benue in solidarity with Ortom (photos)

Some governors have visited the Benue state. Photo source: Twitter, @Sharksawn

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Also on the entourage is the deputy governor of Osun state, Grace Tomori.

Breaking: Northern governors storm Benue in solidarity with Ortom (photos)

The governors are in Makurdi to condole and show solidarity with the Governor Samuel Ortom and the people of Benue. Photo source: Twitter, @Sharksawn

We earlier reported that a senior lawyer had explained the legal implication of declaring a state of emergency in Benue state.

Breaking: Northern governors storm Benue in solidarity with Ortom (photos)

The governors were led by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state. Photo source: Twitter, @Sharksawn

Sebastine Hon said the president lacked the powers to remove the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom.

Breaking: Northern governors storm Benue in solidarity with Ortom (photos)

Over 70 people were killed in the state by some suspected herdsmen New Year day.

Photo source: Twitter, @Sharksawn

He said speculations on such declaration by the presidency would be legally baseless.

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