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Again, Ortom Denies Involvement In Air Strike In Nasarawa

Again, Ortom Denies Involvement In Air Strike In Nasarawa

Governor Samuel Ortom has again refuted claims of his invovement in the air strike killing numbers of herders on a settlement in Nasarawa state.

Governor Ortom said this on Sunday during a Thanksgiving Mass for the official commissioning of a Parish House built by him at Holy Cross Parish, Ogbolokuta, Ulayi in Ado Local Government Area of Benue.

The Governor stated that neither him or his government had a hand in the unfortunate incident.

He maintained that he did not order anyone to carry out such act, insisting that he has no such powers to order such an air raid operation which resulted in the killings.

Heexplained that contrary to the wrong narrative being peddled, it may have been as a result of intelligence gathered by the military high command.

The Governor who wondered why he would be linked to the incident said it was pure mischief for anyone to attempt to rope him into what he had no knowledge of.

Speaking on the hostilities between the people of Ezza community of Ado local government and their neighbouring Ebonyi State, the Governor said he was working in collaboration with the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi to end the incessant conflict between the two brothers.

He disclosed that the peace meeting between the two state governments will be held in the area as a show of commitment to bring the crises to a stop so that the people will return to their homes.

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