Killings: Benue People Still Living In Fear Of Herdsmen – Ortom

BENUE residents are still living in fear of herdsmen, the State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said.

Ortom disclosed this on Friday when the governors  of All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Shetima Kashim paid the State a condolence visit over the recent massacre of its citizens by suspected Fulani herdsmen on new year day.

-We thank God that peace is gradually returning to the state but there are still pockets of challenges here, we know the challenges will soon be over because our people are always alert to give useful information to security operatives around”.

-Let me tell you that our people are still living in fear and under siege, living in fear because of the series of threat by Kautal Hore which started the threat since seven months ago”, they are not a mere threat”

-We have evidence against them, what we are saying is that federal government should arrest the leadership of Kautal Hore,” he said

Ortom enjoined Nigerian leaders to always be sincere and truthful, this he said would make Nigeria takes its rightful position as the giant of Africa if leaders are sincere and stand by the truth.

-This country is blessed with great potentials to be great in the world and that is if we leaders should stop pretending but stand by the truth”

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, Mallam El Rufai (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Mohamad Abubakar (Jigawa) and the deputy governor of Osun state, Chief Mrs Grace Titilayo Tomori were among the visiting delegation.