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Ortom blames Fulani herdsmen on increasing number of orphans in Benue

Ortom blames Fulani herdsmen on increasing number of orphans in Benue 

Samuel Ortom

The Governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom, has blamed Fulani herdsmen for the explosion in the number of orphans and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

Ortom, who is visibly disturbed with incessant killings in his state, said orphanage homes across Benue State and IDP camps were filled with orphans without hope for the future.

He said: “Some became orphans because terrorist Fulani herdsmen have killed their parents.

“Three years ago, my wife and I picked up four orphans from the Mama Abayor Orphanage and we have been taking care of them since, he said.”

The governor, who spoke at the Evangelical Church Winning All, English LCB, Makurdi, during a thanksgiving service pleaded with well meaning people to support the orphans and vulnerable children.

“I have orphans, whom I have trained too. Some bear their parents’ names and some, who do not know their parents, bear my name.

“There are many orphans in IDP camps and many of them don’t even know their parents, because Fulani herdsmen came and killed them. You can make an impact in their lives and God will reward you.”




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