Today 8 February, 2023

Buhari’s continued silence over killings by herdsmen disheartening – Gov laments

Buhari’s continued silence over killings by herdsmen disheartening – Gov laments

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has faulted the continued silence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over killings in Benue State by herders.

The governor, who expressed his disgust at the president’s silence in a chat with journalists on Sunday, accused the Buhari’s government of protecting killer herders who have continued to perpetrate unprovoked killings in Benue State.

The governor expressed his frustration shortly after visiting victims of herders’ attacks on the Abagena IDPs camp who are receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.

He said: “This has been my pain since 2015. I have cried out that the Federal Government is complicit concerning the issues of terrorism.

“One thing that pains me is that these people have never hidden their intentions, and they are known. I have written to DSS, I have written to the Police, and yet they are adamant. It is not possible that the killers are not known; they are known,” Ortom insisted.

According to the Governor, “the day that the Federal Government wants these acts of terrorism against our people to end, that will be it. But for now, they are complicit. They are working with them to push for this country’s take-over into a Fulani nation.”

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