Benue Assembly summons Ortom over killings

Benue Assembly summons Ortom over killings

- Members of Benue state House of Assembly have summoned Governor Samuel Ortom

- The assembly wants the governor to explain his actions concerning the continuous invasion of the state by suspected herdsmen

- Members of the assembly also appreciated the stand of the national assembly on the issue of herdsmen attack in the state

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has been summoned over the continuous killings by the State House of Assembly.

The assembly wants the governor to explain the actions taken by the state security council to halt invasion by suspected herdsmen.

Governor Ortom will appear before the House at its plenary on Wednesday, May 2.

Daily Trust reports that the House resolved to suspend plenary for one week in solidarity with the victims of the continued attacks in different parts of the state.

The stand of the national assembly against the killings in the state was said to have been appreciated by the state assembly.

Nigerian legislators had summoned President Muhammadu Buhari over the matter.

Meanwhile, had reported that former governor Gabriel Suswam, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Peoples Democratic party have condemned the killings of 16 worshipers in Benue state state.

“It is becoming a tragic routine to witness those killings and issue condemnation to them, after which they continue,” Suswam said. Muhammad Ibrahim Biu national publicity secretary of the ACF in a statement said:

”The spate of attacks on innocent people, including clergy men and worshippers in their places of worship, is most callous and unfortunate.

”ACF therefore calls on the security agencies to be more proactive and re-strategise their security operations in order to nip these avoidable bloodlettings in the bud.

“Perpetrators of these heineous crimes should be fished out and be brought to book to serve as deterrence to others.

”Furthermore, ACF urges the federal government to set up a panel of inquiry into these incessant killings that have continued to bedevil most of the northern states, with the hope that amicable solution would be found for common good.

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