Obasanjo visits Cemetery of 73 people killed by Herdsmen in Benue


He appealed to leaders of various groups in the state to convince their constituents that the Federal Government was doing its best to end the recurring attacks by armed herdsmen in various parts of the country. I can not do that.

"I am getting to know this in this meeting". He, however, noted that a collective effort is required to maintain peace and security.

Buhari stated this Monday during a meeting with major Benue stakeholders at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when Governor Samuel Ortom informed him that the IGP did not relocated to Benue but came to state just day.

He said Buhari could review the current exercise CAT race (Ayem A'Kpatema) by the military in the state by upgrading it into a full military operation in order to give specific directive that could lead to tackling the herders-farmers clashes in the state.

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Ortom expressed the hope yesterday during the handover of the Abagana Internally Displaced Persons Camp at Agan by the Presidential Committee on Flood and Rehabilitation to the state government.

He said 60 percent of the IDPs were sadly children who ordinarily should have been in school.

The governor denied allegations that the Benue State government was keeping and training a militia group to fight Fulani herdsmen in the Benue.

The President had instructed the IGP to relocate to the state until the carnage was contained.

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President Buhari's convoy on Benue street.

He appealed for the construction of drainages and dredging of river Benue as well as dualization of makurdi Gboko road to boost economic activities in the state.

One of the protesters, Jonah Kwaor, who described the operatives as overzealous, said, "We wanted the President to know the magnitude of the senseless killings in our communities, but security men, including the police, drove us away and seized some of our placards".

He disclosed that he even shared the IGP's security report on the Benue crisis with Senators George Akume and Barnabas Gemade from the state.

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