Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that he would do anything to ensure that the brutal killings of innocent people of the state by herdsmen came to a halt.
Ortom said this on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the
Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The governor said he was open to the idea of deploying more troops in Benue in order to bring about peace and stability.
“Anything that can stop the killings of my people, I will go for it. I’ll support it. Any policy or any directive, anything that will help stop the killing of these innocent people who are not armed because this cannot continue.
“We know that the continuity of this will create greater challenges. I don’t want it to continue. We are struggling with economic issues, we are struggling with political issues and we are struggling with several other issues in this country, security issues and all that, Benue state should not be part of this there is no need for it,” he said.
Speaking on his decision against open grazing in the state, Ortom said, “The law on prohibition of Open Grazing and Establishment of Ranching was made out of the necessity to ensure that we have peace for herdsmen and farmers and that is what we have done.
“The law seeks to protect all and as I talk to you, except this Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, who are instigating people to fight and to kill us, there are Fulani men in Benue state doing their business properly.
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