Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says indigenes of his state have been combating in opposition to terrorists, killer herdsmen in addition to criminality and never in opposition to any Fulani as some Nigerians consider.
Ortom made the clarification on Monday in Makurdi, whereas briefing journalists on the state of insecurity in Benue.
“We’re not in opposition to any tribe, particularly the Fulani individuals, however fairly in opposition to terrorists, killer herdsmen, bandits, kidnappers and all varieties of criminals throughout the state.
“We’re actively supporting our safety companies to make sure that all remaining pockets of banditry, kidnappings amongst others, are mitigated,” he added.
The governor mentioned for any democracy to thrive, there have to be enabling legal guidelines to assist the identical, including that his administration had in that regard domesticated and enacted greater than 20 legal guidelines since 2015.
He, nevertheless, recommended President Mohammadu Buhari for deploying safety personnel to deal with the state’s safety challenges, noting that due to that, Benue was having fun with relative peace in the mean time.
Benue individuals in opposition to terrorists, killer herdsmen, not any tribe – Gov Ortom
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