Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, seems to have surrendered to the crimes of various denominations that have overtaken the state in recent time, even as he called on people in the state to now resort to seeking divine intervention.
The governor, who spoke today, Saturday at a Church in Makurdi, the State capital, described the raging communal crises and rising criminal activities in the state as the work of the “devil.”
According to him only the devil could instigate human beings to kill and destroy, even as he asked the people to participate in a one-week prayer and fasting programme organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in conjunction with the state government.
“We must therefore collectively approach the throne of grace by going into sincere prayers coupled with repentance and sustained fasting, particularly against the rising wave of crime because such problems emanate from the spiritual realm.
“We cannot afford to fail Benue; like the Bible says, greater is the end of a thing than the beginning, and in that regard we will ensure that at the end of our second term in office, Benue people will have every cause to rejoice.”