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Governor Ortom To Benue Indigenes: Defend Yourself Against Killer Herdsmen, Stop Waiting For Police

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Feb 6, 2018 – Governor Ortom To Benue Indigenes: Defend Yourself Against Killer Herdsmen, Stop Waiting For Police

The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom has called on the people of the state to brace up to defend themselves in the face of incessant killings by the herdsmen.

Ortom who spoke on a radio programme titled, ‘issue of the moment’ in Benue state today said that it was necessary for them to do it in legitimate way so as not become easy prey to their killers.

He noted that in spite of the presence of policemen in the state, killings were still on going in the two local government areas.

He regretted that the statements credited to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris blaming the anti-open grazing law for the new year attacks has rather encouraged the herdsmen to continue with their attack on the state.

He also lamented the inability of the security operatives to stop the killings and arrest the killers as well as the perpetrators of the New Year killings.

The governor explained that despite the presence of police, the killings in the state was yet to cease, expressing doubt of compromise among those who were supposed to provide security to the people of the state.

His words:

“We are being attacked daily because we are law abiding. I think the people should have the right to defend themselves and not make themselves easy prey to be killed in their homes.”

“So any lawful means you can adopt to defend yourself just go ahead in Benue state. We are not going to wait for the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to do it.”

“It is unfortunate, the Police are dying and the Inspector General of Police is playing politics with the issue.

“The man should resign because he has failed woefully. He doesn’t have the capacity.

“There are many good Police officers who can take over that job and perform creditably by turning around the security architecture of this country and make thing work and protect lives and property. That man has no business being the IGP”.



  1. iron bar

    February 6, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Mr governor.u just woke up from sleep.shebi your apc govt cannot defend u and buhari is visiting your neigboring state and couldnt pay condolences to the benue people.u people scream when fayose empowered the vigulante to fight fulani terrorists

  2. J. B. Hunter

    February 6, 2018 at 8:22 PM

    A CHARGE TOO Stale. Gov. for your info, its not only the IGP that has failed woefully in the country.

    APC has failed, buhari has failed, the so called security system in nigeria is a good example of a failed organisation.

    Everything in this regime has failed. Nothing is working. Even you personally has really really failed your state as the chief security officer of the state. You failed to protect your state from the blood-sucking fulani muslim terrorists called herdsmen.

    You think buhari cares about what happened to your state? Why hasn‘t he shown by action or even words.
    If you don‘t protect yourselves nobody will do that for you.

    If you allow others create your world, they‘ll make it smaller.

    I take a stroll…

  3. Amanda

    February 7, 2018 at 12:03 AM

    I believe it is senseless talk coming out of a governor. His approach is like calling for anarchy. Whatever freedom the herdsmen has, should not be a yardstick to killing people. Governor and his security men MUST protect the citizens regardless of grazing pact those people have.

    No one should have to lose their lives. I believe Fed govt failed, State govt failed, local and chairmen failed. All of them failed to protect their citizens. By now, if the state itself is good, it should not wait for fed govt before raiding and arresting perpetrators. No one is above the Law.

    As for blaming Buhari, that;s just politics. Who told you PDP is any better. Human is human. You all need to remember how same people in PDP deflected to APC. It is the same people. Y’all need to stop playing politics.

    • iron bar

      February 7, 2018 at 2:49 AM

      Politics for blaming buhari,u.always ****** and if u have conscience at all. Is it not daed govt who controls the police and military.buhari is visiting nassarawa state to commission useless almajiri school but wont summon courage to pay condolences to benue people where bunch of people killed were given mass burial.Your hod buhari can quickly send in military to south east to dance the python music but can send them to benue an taraba.The country is fed up and your master will be going to daura next year to tend to his malnourished cattle.

      • Just Lambert

        February 7, 2018 at 1:20 PM

        Can u just shut ur stinky mouth for a moment be objective if u must talk otherwise just hold it ok.

        • iron bar

          February 7, 2018 at 3:41 PM

          Nonentity.ww wont allow the devil to conquer the southern nigeria.vampires

  4. Mon

    February 7, 2018 at 3:09 AM

    You suppose to tell them the “Lawful means” to defend themselves..puppet crazy animals calling themselves leaders..

  5. Eme

    February 7, 2018 at 1:17 PM

    They should come and collect the land for grazing after the killing.

  6. akile

    February 7, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Your Excellency, you are on the point enough is enough.

  7. mulikat

    February 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    give your people weapons and training to defend their self,Mr.Govr. never allowed land for Fulanis to graz,let them stay with their hausa brother,which welcome them inn,at first place.every place Fulanis Herdmens, Boko Harms still their not wipe outin their far north,those people,you can live withrace that love human blood,is not good atall,they love to kill human being,why staying together insame country .we are total didfferent,in any way, is time to say good to this force Union call Naija.

  8. azua

    February 7, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    ur excellency are u now telling us to go for war?

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