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Benue: Gov. Ortom Tasks Buhari Govt On Foreign Herdsmen

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek ways to stop foreign herdsmen from entering into Nigeria illegally.

The governor made this known when he paid a visit to Mrs Wanhena Cheku, a victim of herdsmen attack now recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre at Apir in Makurdi.

NAN reports that Mrs Cheku’s left hand was cut off in an attack on her farm at Mbagwem community in the Guma Local Government Area of the state.

Ortom, who was accompanied to the hospital by his wife, Eunice, said it was wrong for foreign herdsmen to gain free entry into the country and attack farmers at will.

He said: “It is wrong to allow herdsmen from Mali, Niger, Chad, etc, to find their way into Nigeria to commit atrocities and go back to their countries.

“Most countries in the world will not accept this.”

“You can imagine the pains the attackers have put this woman into.

“There have been cases of missing persons in the state. If she had died in that jungle where she was attacked nobody will be talking about her now,” Ortom added..

Governor Ortom stated that security operatives were on the trail of the herdsmen who attacked the woman.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.