- Reactions have continued to trail the recent attacks of communities in Plateau state
- Governor Samuel Ortom has joined those mourning the victims of the mindless attacks
- He also sympathised with his Plateau state counterpart, Simon Lalong
Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has commiserated with his Plateau counterpart, Simon Lalong and the entire people of the state over renewed attacks in the state which has left many innocent people dead and property worth millions of naira destroyed.
Governor Ortom condemned the attacks and described the killing of children, women and other vulnerable people in Barkin Ladi as barbaric, inhuman and unfortunate.
He urged security agencies to arrest for prosecution, the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association who have claimed responsibility over the Plateau killings.
Governor Ortom assured Governor Lalong that Benue will continue to stand with the people of Plateau in prayers “until the or*y of violence over the state and other parts of the Middle Belt is brought to an end.”
Meanwhile, Lalong has promised the people of the state that the perpetrators will be apprehended by security agencies.
In a series of messages on his Twitter page, the governor also called on the Plateau people to remain calm and cooperate with security agencies to handle the situation.
“Operational plans are currently being put in place to secure the affected communities and fish out perpetrators of these crimes. While we pray for God’s guidance through this difficult time, we will do everything humanly possible to secure our state immediately,” the governor said.
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