The Nigerian Military has commended Governor Samuel Ortom for timely and consistent support to enhance activities of Operation Whirl Stroke in the state.
Force Commander of the operation, Major General Mutiu Yekini gave the commendation today when he received Governor Ortom who visited the Air Force Hospital, Makurdi to see soldiers recently attacked by armed herdsmen while on operation.
He noted with satisfaction the concern shown by the governor over the welfare of their men, stating that such would spur them to step up their operations.
Major General Yekini assured the governor and the entire people of the state of the readiness of their operation to comb areas known to be hideouts for criminal herdsmen in the state and beyond.
Also speaking, Governor Ortom applauded the Nigerian Army for the good work it had been doing since the operation was deployed to the state and urged it to maintain the tempo.
He also acknowledged the federal government for deploying operation Whirl Stroke, pointing out that the performance by men of the operation had largely brought the attacks on Benue communities under control.
He, on behalf of the government and people of the state, expressed sympathy with a member of the operation that had lost his life and others wounded during the attack and were receiving treatment in the hospital.
Governor Ortom who also visited the Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi, offered to settle the medical bills of one Miss Magret Ede who was being treated for severe injuries she sustained during a motor accident, which resulted to the amputation of her right hand.
By Charles Iornumbe and Jimin Geoffrey