Linking Buhari's Tribe To Herdsmen Attacks Is 'Unkind' - Adesina

13 January, 2018, 03:56 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Buhari, Ortom in crucial meeting over Benue killings

State CAN Chairman Akpen Leva lamented the failure of the federal government to halt the unprovoked killings and destruction of property. Police spokesman Moses Joel Yamu said in a statement that herdsmen were suspected in the slayings.

The President wrote, "I just met with the governor of Benue State". If they have the magic, we wish them well.

"We are certain that Aso Rock merely ordered the IG of Police to relocate the police headquarters in Abuja to Benue to provide cover for these murderous Fulani herdsmen and help them consolidate their hold on new territories they are now occupying".

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has denied saying he was not allowed see or speak with President Muhammau buhari to prevail on the violent conflict between the Fulani herdsmen and farmer which had scores of people dead.

He said: "I am expecting that the president will come but if he doesn't, then that means he is not treating us as friends".

"You beat the iron while it's still hot, that's the blacksmith principle", said David Ogbole, a Pentecostal preacher in Makurdi who leads a civic coalition against herdsmen activities in Benue State.

He wondered why open statements of intended aggression against the state on national television, radio stations by members of the association had not been investigated and arrests effected.

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The state has begun implementing an anti-grazing law passed on November 1, 2017 that Muslim Fulani herdsmen have ignored.

But Ortom, who allegedly was part of one of the meetings on Monday where Ogbeh hinted about the move to establish colonies, said after meeting with Buhari, that he was not in support of the plan because he was yet to understand the concept of cattle colonies. "It is the responsibility of government to maintain law and order, and this government is determined", he added.

In 2015, GTI reported that the number of people killed by Fulani herdsmen decreased by 50 per cent, amounting to over 630 fewer deaths. However, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said at a church service last Sunday to mark 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day that recent incidents must not be politicized.

Other speakers at the meeting include the Tor Tiv, James Ayatse, who called on the IGP to ensure the arrest of the aggressors.

The police boss said the meeting was geared towards finding lasting solution to the crisis that bedevilled some communities of the state.

The Indigenous People of Biafra has accused the British Broadcasting Corporation, Cable Network News, Al Jazeera and other foreign media of being "conspiratorially silent" over the killings perpetrated by Herdsmen in Nigeria.

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