Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Herdsmen: Fayose visits Benue, tells FG 'stop ruling Nigeria with double standards'

Herdsmen: Fayose visits Benue, tells FG 'stop ruling Nigeria with double standards'

Wike and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, led other leaders to offer prayers at the graveside of the 73 Benue people murdered in cold blood.

For the education of our honourable members of the legislature both at the federal and state levels, their responsibility is to make laws for the good of the society, while the function of the Police and other security agencies is to enforce the laws made.

For our collective information and education, the security agencies are peopled by Nigerians and not spirits or ghosts and so, it is unGodly, reckless, irresponsible, insensitive, callous, wicked and irresponsive to endanger their lives and that of the society in enforcing a law.

He made the call during his visit to the state to commemorate with the people of the state over the death of 73 victims of herdsmen attacks.

He likened the Jan.1 attacks on some communities in the state to terrorism and called on the people to stand together to defeat terror from the land.

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"What has happened in Benue State has affected me". I am elected to govern my people and this law is a product of the people. When you sleep by 2a.m. and somebody knocks at your door and you say God help me, you must help yourself first.

In his remarks, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said that 100,000 persons have been displaced by the invasion of Fulani herdsmen.

"Nigeria and Benue can never be the same".

He called on the federal government to arrest those behind the Benue massacre.

Wike of Rivers on Wednesday donated N200 million to Benue Government for the upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

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The group also raised an alarm over what it termed "a clandestine plot" by the police chief to allegedly redeploy Benue indigenes occupying sensitive positions to other parts of the country to serve as punishment for them.

He said that all hands must be on deck in order to successfully overcome the insecurity challenge in the country.

Responding, Governor Ortom, while thanking his Ekiti State counterpart and his entourage for the visit, regretted that the authorities did not heed his earlier alerts from Benue which could have saved those who were killed in the attacks. I can not be a governor over dead people.

He added that gesture was commendable because the assistance was for a state under the governorship of All Progressives Congress (APC).

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement yesterday, said it is disheartening that the Presidency had refused to visit Benue State recalling that when the APC governors visited, after much entreaties, they failed to show any form of empathy to the victims.

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