Ortom urges warring communities of Bonta, Okpute to embrace peace

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has urged people of Bonta and Ukpute communities in Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas (LGAs) of State to sheathe their swords and embrace peace.

Ortom stated this on Monday when he led top government functionaries, politicians and security chiefs on a peace mission to communities.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two communities had been at loggerheads since June 2020 to date over land dispute.

governor said that there was nothing that could be compared with peace, stressing that members of communities should allow peace to reign.
“There should be no more hostilities. I enjoin you to embrace peace and dialogue,” he said.

Meanwhile, Senators Gabriel Suswam and Abba Moro, appealed to youths of two warring communities to embrace peace and further hostilities.
duo promised that they would not rest on their oars until peace finally returned to areas.

They both pleaded with people to give them opportunity to mediate in dispute to peace to environment.

Responding, traditional rulers and youth leaders of both two communities pledged to abide by the peace accord initiated by the State Government. (NAN)