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Herdsmen’s attacks: Dangote donates N50m to victims 

Linus Oota, Lafia

Dangote  Group of Companies has donated N50 million to Nasarawa State Government, to provide more assistance to victims of the recent herdsmen attacks on border communities of Benue and Nasarawa states.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, announced the donation when he visited Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura at the Government House, Lafia, yesterday, to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the unfortunate incident.

Represented by the Managing Director of Dangote Sugar, Abdullahi Sule, the chairman said the donation was in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility to the people.

“We shall continue to identify with the visionary leadership style of governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, in terms of peace maintenance and general development of the state,” he said.

In his response, Al-Makura appreciated the group for commiserating with the government and people of the state and assured of his continued commitment to the peace and development of the state.

He seized the forum to announce his Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s apology, who had earlier alleged attackers of his state were being harboured in Nasarawa.

Over 25,000 Internally Displaced Persons from Nasarawa are taking refuge in Keana, Obi, Doma and Awe Local Government areas of the state, as a result of the attacks on border communities of Benue and Nasarawa states by suspected herdsmen.     


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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 19th January 2018 at 5:41 am

    Donation to the victims in the grave? Natives of this territory of the natives do not need the said Dangote donations. It is Bloody Political War in Revolution War of the natives to end fulani criminal terrorists Political Control over this territory of the natives- South East, South South, South West, North East, North West, North Central. It is the Sword- Dangote etc. can only have the Sword either for the natives of this territory of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics or for fulani criminal terrorists. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Peter Okeke 19th January 2018 at 7:19 am

    Unless the states got switched overnight one has been under the impression that the attacks occurred in Benue state. In fact it seemed too that Nassarawa state was being accused of providing base for the attackers that now seem to have become the victims. Things are becoming more confusing at this trying time when all is not as it seems.The last time I read the newspapers and watched the television 73 victims were given last burial in Benue state and not in Nassarawa state. But there again a donor has the right to donate in the direction he wished for whatever legitimate cause he has in mind.

  3. Agbogashi 19th January 2018 at 7:33 am

    Where do you expect the donation to go to if not where a Fulani is in charge, irrespective of where the mayhem took place. After all the donor is a Fulani.

  4. Azzo 19th January 2018 at 9:43 am

    Very good philanthropic gesture. But what is it in Nassarawa State that the Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed 73 innocent citizens recently or are you simply expressing xenophobic generosity? In good conscience, I will ask all Benue indigenes to refuse every kobo that goes to them from this sum you have donated. I doubt very strongly its intentions. If you are truly sympathetic with the people and their loss, you should personally visit the local government areas in Benue state affected by this mayhem and make the donations there.

  5. Ezekiel Okeke 20th January 2018 at 5:25 am

    If Nasarawa State succumbs to be used by the enemy against natives of this territory of the natives in the ongoing Bloody Political War to end fulani Political Control over this territory of the natives, Nasarawa State must pay the price to the full in the hands of the natives of this territory of the natives in the ongoing Bloody Political War to end fulani Political Control over this territory of the natives. God Is With Us!!!

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