Benue gov gives herdsmen two-day ultimatum to leave community

by Azeez Adeniyi

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has issued a two-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku local government area of the state, to leave.

Ortom gave the order on Monday during his visit to the area, following attacks carried out by the herdsmen over the weekend.

He said unarmed inhabitants of the area do not want the herdsmen around, so they must leave.

Ortom said he had directed security agencies as a matter of urgency to lead herdsmen out of the area

Sole administrator for the council area, Justina Sorkaa said 8 bodies were recovered, while three persons were missing.

“Some of the displaced persons have moved in with their relations in Buruku town and those who do not have anywhere to go are with us in an improvised IDP camp here at St Peter’s Anglican Primary School, Imenger,” Sorkaa said.

The state police commissioner, Bashir Makama however said only six person died in the attack.

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