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Herdsmen/Farmers Clash: FG To Rebuild Benue Devastated Communities



Communities in Agatu, Guma, Logo and other areas in Benue State that have suffered massive destruction of homes and properties from attacks of armed herdsmen are to be rebuilt by the federal government.

This followed the acceptance of a presentation, calling for the rebuilding of the devastated communities made by the Benue State governor to the governors’ sub-committee on the farmers’ herdsmen clashes set up by the National Economic Council and headed by the vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Benue State acting governor, Engr Benson Abounu disclosed this when a delegation of chiefs from Apa and Agatu local government areas and the two council chairmen led by the Oche Apa ‘Agatu, HRH, Chief Baba Odangla paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

Engr Abounu who said the state government would do all it can to see that the federal government acts as quickly as possible on the rebuilding of the devastated communities disclosed that as requested, the state government is already compiling data on all the destroyed buildings, adding that the preliminary report is at the moment being fine-tuned.

Earlier, Chief Odangla who said they came to identify with the acting governor for his untiring service to the state thanked Governor Samuel Ortom for the infrastructural development in the state, particularly in Agatu local government area.

Chief Odangla also thanked the governor for providing succour for victims of the herdsmen attacks on Agatu.

He however complained that several houses destroyed during the attacks are yet to be rebuilt in many communities and appealed to the state government to help in the rehabilitation of the people and the reconstruction of the houses and other infrastructural facilities.