Herdsmen Attacks: Ortom Sues For Synergy Between Benue, Plateau Govts.

16 January 2018 National News News

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has sued for synergy between Benue and Plateau State Governments to surmount the common challenge of herdsmen attack on communities.

Governor Ortom made the appeal when he received a delegation from the Plateau state Government who had come to pay him a condolence visit over the recent killings in the state.

The Governor said both Plateau and Benue who are brothers have been on the receiving end of herdsmen killing and destruction of properties over the years and must come together to find a solution to it.

He maintained that ranching which is the best global practice in rearing of livestock must be embraced by all as a solution to the crisis between herdsmen and farming, saying the promulgation of a law prohibiting open grazing in Benue was not to witch hunt any group.

 Ortom appreciated the Governor Of Plateau Mr. Simon Lalong for apologizing to him over his comments following the recent attacks on Benue and sending a delegation to commiserate with him.


Earlier, the leader of the Plateau delegation, Mr. Festus Fwanter said the visit of the delegation which was at the instance of the Governor was to condole with Governor Ortom over the recent killings and pledged their support to him in his quest to end clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

Correspondent Terna Injua reports that while praying for the repose of the souls of all the victims of herdsmen attacks, Mr. Fwanter said Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa must find a common ground to face the killings as a people in order to overcome the odds against them and secure a future for their children.

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