Ortom Seeks FG Cooperation On Ending Fulani Herdsmen’s Attack On Benue Communities


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday sought more cooperation from the Federal Government to end the hostilities between farmers and herdsmen in his state.

Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ortom said the invasion of Agatu local government area of the state by herdsmen was getting out of hand.

According to him, several settlements have been razed down and several people killed.

“There are issues in my state especially the invasion of one of my local government areas by herdsmen.

“While we are making our own efforts to ensure that we maintain law and order, I thought it was necessary to also brief the Presidency.

“We also discussed other issues of interest. I think that the situation in Benue, especially in Agatu is getting out of hand.

“I cannot sit back in Benue State when such thing is happening.

“The security agents within the state are also trying. The police, the army, the civil Defence and the DSS have tried their best to address the situation. We have been holding series of meetings. It is really alarming,” Ortom said.


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