Press Release: Lalong, NGF condoles govt, people of Benue State

DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE.

             PRESS STATEMENT

The Northern Governor's Forum has described as a heinous crime the gruesome murder of 25 people last Sunday at a Church Service at Okokolo village of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue  State.
In a condolence letter signed by the chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau  State, Simon Bako Lalong, the forum expressed regret that the incident occured when relative peace had returned to the State.
The forum has similarly commiserated with the  Benue State Government over the petroleum tanker explosion in Ahumbe village along the ever busy Makurdi-Aliade-Otukpo road of Gwer West local Government Area of the State.
The forum urged Governor Samuel Ortom of the State to rise above the tragedies and  provide the leadership that brings hope to the people of the State.
Governor Lalong who  said the governors were deeply saddened by the two ugly incidents prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims.

Solomon John Gujor,
Deputy Director, Press & Public Affairs.
5th July, 2019