Soldier Killed In Fresh Fulani Herdsmen Crisis In Benue State

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday revealed that the renewed herdsmen crisis in Guma local government area of the state had led to the murder of a soldier by suspected herdsmen in the Guma local government area of the state.

Governor Ortom narrating the story on a condolence visit to the paramount ruler of Gwer West local government council, Chief Daniel Abomtse, disclosed that the recent killings in the Agagbe area of his domain by suspected herdsmen.

“The soldier was killed on Monday in Guma local government area by herders who engaged security men in a gun battle as they tried to repel them from attacking villages in the area.

“This killings would not be allowed to continue. The youths must rise up to support security agencies. David in the Bible used a stone to bring down Goliath, there are stones all over the places for the youths to defend themselves. These killings are enough and we will no longer take it.

“I believe in the rule of law, equity, and fairness, but I cannot continue to keep IDPs and l can’t afford to have another IDPs in Gwer West. This must stop, we must stop truncating the future of our younger generation.

“When we allow laws to be violated and nobody takes actions, it then allows for impunity and when you allow for impunity, it will result in anarchy which allows for lawless Society.

“Therefore, we the citizens must rise up to support the security agencies by way of providing lawful and necessary logistics like information, equipment, and financial support to back up their operations.

 “Security agents are not spared and the security challenges are enormous. The recent gruesome murder of 24 people by Fulani herdsmen in Gwer West is quite condemnable.
“Time has come that if you are willing to live in Benue state, you must be ready and willing to be law abiding”.
“The government is already working with the traditional rulers and other necessary organs of government to strengthening the local vigilantes so as to give it full legal backing that would enable them to assist the security personnel in the state in curbing criminality in the state.

 

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