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Fish out killers of Benue people, Ortom begs Buhari

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Fish out killers of Benue people, Ortom begs Buhari

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the attack on displaced persons in Mgban community on Good Friday.

Ortom described the attack as ‘unfortunate’, adding that his government will not be provoked to take laws into its hand but will remain law abiding.

The governor asked the President, Major General Muhammad Buhari (retd.), to do more than send condolence message but direct security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.

He said, “I condemn this act. It is most unfortunate. We are law abiding people. We will not be provoked to take arms against anyone. We will allow the law to take its course.

“I saw the president’s condolence message but he should go beyond this and issue orders to smoke out these herders and terrorists. You can imagine the pain of this people. People doing this are known and must be fished out.

“Those inviting this Fulani to unleash terror should wait until I leave office, then you can repeal the law. We want peace. I refuse to be provoked. How can we make progress with this type of killing? Putting blame and castigating me is not right.”
(Punch)