Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has met with representative of the United Nations in Nigeria over the frequent attacks by suspected herdsmen in the state.
Channels TV reports that the UN delegation was led by Edward Kallon, the organisation’s country representative.
See photos of the meeting below:
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Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has appeared before the Senate panel investigating the killings by suspected herdsmen in Benue state. The investigation is being conducted by the joint Senate committee on police affairs; and national security and intelligence.
The panel invited Ortom over his indictment by the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, for alleged culpability in the security crisis in the state.
In another report, the Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, has lamented the reported attack on Akure South local government workers by suspected herdsmen.
The monarch described the invasion as barbaric, provocative and an attempt to stir up trouble in the peaceful Akure community, The Nation reports.
NAIJ.com gathered the monarch wondered why the herdsmen would choose to graze their cattle on the farmland belonging to the council if it was not an attempt to create tension in the community.
Oba Aladetoyinbo expressed sadness that there had not been any major arrests by the police since the attack on Chief Olu Falae’s farm, stressing that the arsonists who parade themselves as herdsmen now target the local government as their next point of call.
He urged President Buhari not to treat the issue of the herdsmen with levity, adding that their activities were becoming unbearable.
Victims of Herdsmen killing buried in Benue State on NAIJ.com TV