Benue Attack: Ortom Urges Buhari To Declare Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom of Benue State has admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to declare Fulani herdsmen as terrorists.

In the last couple of months, armed Fulani herdsmen have repeatedly attacked different Benue communities killing innocent people.

mNaija reports that suspected herdsman last night attacked Tse-Chembe community near Anyiin in Logo Local Government Area killing some people and leaving many other injured.

Reacting in a statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Governor Samuel Ortom described Fulani herdsmen killing as unacceptable.

Part of the statement reads: “Governor Ortom states that declaring the armed herders operating in Benue State as terrorists will end the wave of impunity and guarantee the rule of law.

“He calls on people of the state, particularly those living in the affected areas to report any suspicious persons to security agencies.

“The Governor also lauded the dexterity of officers and men of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) for their prompt responses to distress calls, particularly that of yesterday when the people of Tse-Chembe came under herdsmen’s attacks.

“He reassures Benue people that his administration will not surrender the state to criminal elements, be they herdsmen or any other group.

“Governor Ortom says no amount of threats and attacks will stop the enforcement of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of the State.”

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