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Gov Ortom reacts to Sokoto massacre, sends message to FG

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reacted to the attack on Goronyo Market, in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State by bandits which led to the death of about 43 villagers.

Ortom, in a statement issued and made available to reporters on Tuesday by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, called on the Federal Government to step up its strategies in combating insecurity threatening the corporate existence of the country.

According to the Governor, doing so would allow the citizens to live in peace and harmony where development will thrive despite the agitations in different parts of the country.

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The Governor also sent heartfelt condolences to his Sokoto State counterpart, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Government of Sokoto State, as well as families of victims.

He described the incident which left more than 43 persons dead and many others injured from the sporadic attacks as sad, unfortunate and shocking.

The Governor urged relevant security agencies in the state to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are apprehended and brought to justice.

He stated that “it is unacceptable, the growing terrorist acts by bandits who are gradually succeeding in destroying the unity and brotherliness of the country through acts of criminality on innocent citizens”.

Ortom prayed that God will comfort the families of the victims to bear the irreparable loss.

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