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Benue people against terrorists, killer herdsmen, not any tribe – Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says indigenes of his state have been preventing towards terrorists, killer herdsmen in addition to criminality and never towards 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 towards any tribe, particularly the Fulani individuals, however reasonably towards terrorists, killer herdsmen, bandits, kidnappers and all sorts of criminals inside the state.

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“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, nonetheless, counseled 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.

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Benue individuals towards terrorists, killer herdsmen, not any tribe – Gov Ortom

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