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Ortom charges Benue residents to confront killer herdsmen



Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday charged the people of the state to confront the killer herdsmen wreaking havoc in the state.

The governor was reacting to the killing of five persons by suspected herdsmen at the Tse Ahentse community in Guma local government area of the state on Tuesday.

In a statement issued by his media aide, Nathaniel Ikyur, Ortom asked the people of Benue to “brace up with lawful weapons and begin to confront assailants on a mission to kill people in their homes.”

He said: “It is no longer fashionable to continue to cry out for help. We must now be alert and ready to confront these killers. This is another way we can assist the security agencies in combating this menace since they are obviously overstretched beyond limits.

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“It is time to end this unnecessary shedding of innocent blood. We can do it if we cooperate with each other. The situation where killer herders take shelter with our neighbours, sneak in and kill our people without provocation will not be tolerated any longer.

“Let the security agencies continue to cooperate with us in Benue to end this bloodletting. Let us dislodge these invaders from wherever they may be hiding for peace to return to our communities.”

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