<<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>> | 02/05/2018 |
Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that the additional security personnel deployed to Benue will soon end attacks on communities of the state.
He gave the assurance today in Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area during the burial of Bishop of Zaki-Biam Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Reverend Benjamin Vanger.
The Governor stated that a combined detachment of security personnel arrived Benue State on Monday and expressed the hope that God would intervene and stop the current siege on Benue communities by militia herdsmen.
He said it was in this light that the Government of Benue State had declared seven days fasting and prayers for both Christians and Muslims, even as he appreciated the Archbishop, Primate and Metropolitan of all Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh for his prayers for peace and stability in Benue State.
Governor Ortom described the deceased as a great servant of God who worked hard in spreading the gospel, saying his encouragement to leaders to offer selfless service would be greatly missed.
He condoled the Anglican community and the bereaved family over the loss and prayed God to grant the departed eternal rest.
In a sermon, Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Makurdi, Rt. Reverend Nathan Nyom, urged people to prepare for death, saying one’s lifestyle determines what people say about him or her after death.
At the funeral service, Most Reverend Okoh prayed for Governor Ortom as well as the government and people of Benue state to come out victorious in the attacks against them by militia herdsmen.