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FG Commited To Ending Benue Killings – Governor Ortom Says

Governor Samuel Ortom has said the renewed commitment of the Federal Government would end the bloodbath in Benue State.

Addressing the State House of Assembly yesterday in Makurdi on measures being taken by his Security Council to contain the killings, the governor expressed optimism that the additional deployment of security personnel, the military, police, civil defence, would solve the problem.

He urged residents to unite against external aggressors instead of engaging in internal conflicts.

The speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, commended the governor for his doggedness in resisting the “take-over of Benue land”, assuring him of the support of the legislature.

However, the Neo-Black Movement of Africa (NBM) has condemned the mayhem in the state and parts of the federation.

Consequently, it urged the Federal Government to deploy troops in the affected areas to forestall further killings by suspected herdsmen.