9th August, 2021
By Muhaimin Olowoporoku
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has given Eje Moses Alia Eloneje, a four-year-old kidnap victim scholarship from nursery to university level.
The boy was kidnapped from Ochouri village in Konshisha Local Government during a communal crisis in the area.
Moses was released after Ortom issued a marching order to the Chairman of Konshisha Local Government and other stakeholders in the area to ensure his release.
The young boy was presented to the governor at the State House on Sunday where Ortom described him as a miracle having been kidnapped and released unhurt.
Ortom said that the only legacy to bequeath to a child is education, noting that children are the future of Benue and Nigeria as a whole.
He also condemned the abduction and reaffirmed the resolve of his administration to fight crime in all ramifications.
The governor ordered the Commissioner for Education, Professor Dennis Ityavyar, to process the scholarship for immediate action