Suspected herdsmen burnt down Ortom rice farm

Mr. Samuel Ortom, the Benue state governor has said suspected Fulani herdsmen in Tse-Adorogo, Mbabeagh, Nzorov, Guma Local Government Area of the state burnt down has rice farm which covers about 20,000 hectres.

Speaking to the Nations Newspaper, Ortom said the rice has not been harvested before the suspects set it on fire.

The governor  who said he registered  his farm, Oracle Farms limited Lang ago when he was the Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, revealed that the farm produces huge rice and soybeans.

This is not the first time his farm was attacked. Before now,  suspected herdmen had attacked his farm  on Naka Road and took away 30 cows, this newspaper learned.

Also in 2014 at Tse-Adorogo, Mbabeagh, herdmen invaded his farm and set it on fire.

However, within the 2016-2017 periods, herdsmen set his farm on fire.

He has since appealed to the youth of the community not to attack any herdsmen,  but to report to police station when they find them destroying crops in the farm.

Orton said he will visit the farm on Tuesday to ascertain the level of damage done to the farm.

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