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By Levinus Nwabughiogu Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, on Friday, appealed to the presidency to intervene in the incessant bloody clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the farmers in the State, regretting the sad development had claimed many lives and destroyed valuable properties.
The governor’s appeal followed a renewed attack of the people by the Fulani herdsmen who invaded the state. Speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja, the governor who was apparently disturbed by the killings said that he came to brief the Vice President on the happenings in the state.
The governor pointed out that the situation in Agatu Local government area was getting out of hand and needed urgent attention.
He said: “There are issues in my state especially the invasion of herdsmen in one of my local governments, Agatu Local Government. “While we are making our own efforts to ensure that we maintain law and order, I thought it was necessary to also brief the Presidency.
“We also discussed other issues of interest. I think that the situation in Benue, especially in Agatu is getting out of hand.
“Right now as I talk to you, several settlements have been razed down, an undisclosed number of people are killed and my people are refugees all over the place. I cannot sit back in Benue State when such thing is happening.
“The security agencies within the state are also trying. The police, the army and the civil Defence and the DSS. We have been holding series of meetings. It is really alarming.”
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