<<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>>
Governor Samuel Ortom has described the visits of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enock Adeboye and the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Prof. Paul Emeka as a divine arrangement and a sign of end to killings in Benue.
He made the remark yesterday when he received the two prominent men of God on separate courtesy calls and prayer sessions at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi.
The Governor stated that God would raise angels and fighters against the invaders of Benue land, even as he charged security agencies to step up their activities with a view to ending the massacre of Benue people.
He said it was high time Nigeria abandoned the primitive method of animal husbandry and adopted ranching as global best practice, saying as a practical demonstration, he had ranched both his piggery and cattle farms.
While expressing the hope that the visits of Pastor Adeboye and Professor Emeka would end hostilities against Benue communities, the Governor said God would not allow His children to perish in a state that had been dedicated to Him.
In their separate remarks and prayers, the two men of God prophesied victory against the menace of herdsmen attacks both in Benue and Nigeria at large.
They stated that Governor Ortom’s stance against the invasion of the state had provoked the reactions of Nigerians and the entire world on the need to adopt ranching as global best practice in animal husbandry.
Professor Emeka particularly noted that God selects leaders to handle difficult and ugly situations, saying Ortom was chosen by God for such.