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Benue killings: Fayose lampoons Buhari's ignorance about IGP's disregard for his order

13 March 2018

Ahead of Monday's visit of Presisent Muhammadu Buhari to Benue State, stakeholders have set agenda of for his trip. According to the release, the president will have an interactive session with selected Benue indigenes and visit the IDP camp via helicopter.

Apart from Taraba and Benue, he is also expected to visit Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states where cases of terror attacks and clashes have been recorded.

President General of Mdzough u Tiv, a socio-cultural umbrella body of the Tiv people, Engr. "We believe that during the visit he would give directives to his security chiefs who include the Minister of Defence and the Inspector General of Police so that things would be better for us in Benue State", Ujege said.

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The President who was in the northeastern state to commiserate with the people over the recent killings there described the attacks and bloodshed as unfortunate.

The President also assured the people of Benue that he can not overlook the killings in Benue or any other part of Nigeria.

"We have no federal project in Benue State, Ortom does not make law, Benue People made the law, JS Tarka fought for the unity of our country Nigeria, Mr. President the Tiv people are not happy about your reaction towards the killing of Tiv farmers by Fulani herdsmen".

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"We will also let the president know that there is no going back on our ranching law". He said he is genuinely anxious about the attacks in Benue and doing everything to end them.

Obasanjo said that he laid the wreath to sufficiently express his sorrow, empathy and sympathy to the families that lost their loved ones, the governor and people of the state and Nigerians.

Malam Shetima Mohammed, a representative of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Benue Chapter, however, denied responsibility for the Benue attacks.

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"I am getting to know this in this meeting".

Benue killings: Fayose lampoons Buhari's ignorance about IGP's disregard for his order