Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state said herdsmen had killed over 20 persons between Monday and Tuesday in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.
Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Makurdi after the State Security Meeting.
He said that out of the number, nine were livestock guards who were to ensure the full implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law.
He said that the law was not targeted at any ethnic group and wondered why the herdsmen had taken it so personal to the point of unleashing terror on the people, lamenting on the unwarranted wanton destruction of lives and property by the herdsmen.
He said that no matter the intimidation and killings by the herdsmen, the law would not be reversed or repealed, assuring that the law must be implemented to the latter and anybody or group of persons that flouted it would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Ortom called on FG to wade into the matter so as to avert further destruction of lives and property.
Has FG responded to Ortom? Well, someone who tell the Benue state governor to check out Femi Fani-Kayode‘s latest tweets where he reacted to the killings below:
Will Buhari do anything about this? 🙁