Yesterday, we reported that Governor Ortom’s rice farm which is located at Gbajimba in Guma Local Government area of Benue State, was burnt by herdsmen.
According to Governor Ortom’s rice farm manager, Hon. Kena Iordzua, the herdsmen came to the farm with a large number of cattle during the day and ended up setting the farm on fire at 3 different points.
It was gathered that the fire wasn’t put off even with concerted effort by those working on the farm, due to harmattan. However when security operatives were mobilized to go after the herdsmen, they shot sporadically as they retreated towards the Nasarawa State border.
The farm manager who estimated the burnt portion of the rice farm to be 250 hectares, puts the loss at N100 million. Here are photos below;