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Benue Killings: Governor Ortom Says Police Chief Might Be Complicit

Unic Press UK: The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, said Saturday that the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris might be an accomplice to the killings in Benue State by nomadic pastorlists.

Ibrahim Idris

Ibrahim Idris

The governor, while reacting to the stories being aired that the Police chief had canvassed for the anti-open grazing law in Benue State to be annulled, said:

“If truly the IGP said what was widely reported by the media, our conclusion is that his is a clear case of a man who is either on a mission to mislead the nation or is complicit in the attacks on Benue communities and the killing of many people by terror herdsmen,” the Premium Times, Nigeria, reported.

Benue State had enacted the anti-open grazing law in the last quarter of 2017 in a response to frequent violent attack on communities in the state by herdsmen suspected to be of the Fulani ethnic group.

In one of the most recent violent attacks by herdsmen on some communities in Benue State, which occurred on New Year’s Day, the 1st January 2018, the herdsmen suspected to be of the Fulani ethnic group, murdered more than seventy people in Guma local government area (LGA) and Logo LGA, Benue State, Nigeria.

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