IGP Apologises Over Comments Made On Benue Killing

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IGP Apologises Over Comments Made On Benue Killing

Ortom defended his action as the state conducted mass burial for 73 victims which resulted in the menace of the herder in Makurdi, the capital city of Benue, saying "it is the best way to go and it is in conformity with global best practices".

Bello-Torob also lauded the government for deploying soldiers to the affected three states: Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa to maintain law and order as well as prevent possible escalation of the crisis.

The former minister said the way and manner the unarmed and defenseless people of the state were murdered clearly indicated a calculated plot to inflict what he termed maximum pain and trauma on the collective psyche of the people.

It said that several persons operating as Civilian JTF in Benue states arrested by the military have confessed that they are answerable to the governor and some of his senior officials.

"He gave assurances of the prayers of the people of Plateau for God's comfort to the bereaved families, and for the repose of the souls of all those killed in the wake of the attack".

He disclosed that since the attacks started in 2011, 13 out of the 23 local government areas in the state had borne the onslaught of the cattle herders, adding that several lives had been lost over the years.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed not to repeal the anti-grazing law his government recent approved that made it unlawful for herdsmen to graze their cow in the state.

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Air Force, Hon.

He said: "During Jonathan's administration these killings were not spread in the country as witnessed now".

The group apologised to the government and people of Benue for the misrepresentation of the governor in the media.

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