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Samuel Ortom Nobody wants to kidnap David Mark

"If you will recall, since my assumption of office as governor, I banned all forms of thuggery and recovered arms in the hands of unauthorised persons,’’ he said.

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Nobody wants to kidnap David Mark -- Ortom

(Guardian News)

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has denied media reports that APC had hired thugs to kidnap former Senate President David Mark ahead of the Feb.20 Benue South Senatorial rerun.

Ortom said this on Tuesday in Makurdi while talking to journalists, describing the reports as "completely untrue, malicious and unfounded".

According to him, nobody is interested in such a thing.

"If you will recall, since my assumption of office as governor, I banned all forms of thuggery and recovered arms in the hands of unauthorised persons,’’ he said.

Ortom said that the APC had an upper hand in Benue South Senatorial District since all the top members of the PDP from the area had decamped to APC.

The governor assured the electorate in the senatorial district of adequate security to guarantee their safety during and after the polls.

He urged the people of the state to disregard such false alarm and go about their legitimate affairs without fear of molestation.

The governor also said that security personnel had been deployed to curtail further outbreak of hostilities between herdsmen and farmers in Agatu.

He appealed to both parties to shield their swords and work together to promote their wellbeing.

He blamed the persistent skirmishes on non demarcation of grazing lands due to population expansion and growth of modern cities.

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