- Samuel Ortom has spoken on the federal government's reactions to herdsmen attacks in the country
- The governor of Benue state on Wednesday, February 3, alleged that the current administration is biased
- Ortom made this known following his resumption to official duties after recovering from COVID-19
A report by Channels TV indicates that the federal government has been accused of being bias in handling cases of attacks allegedly carried out by armed herdsmen in Nigeria
The accusation was made by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Wednesday, February 3, in reaction to the recent outcry about the herdsmen.
According to him, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is failing to secure the country.
Ortom speaking as he resumed duty on Wednesday after recovering from COVID-19 urged the Nigerian government to take quick action before the country descends into crisis.
While noting that the Miyetti Allah leadership has questions to answer concerning increased crimes allegedly carried out by herders, Ortom called for the arrest of the cattle breeders.
Benue deputy governor advises Ondo over Herdsmen crisis
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Benson Abounu, the deputy governor of Benue state said the enactment of a law prohibiting open grazing would help to resolve the herdsmen crisis in Ondo, Oyo, and other states.
The Benue deputy made the recommendation on Tuesday, February 3, during a programme on Channels TV.
He said the anti-open grazing law enacted in Benue state has addressed the farmer/herdsmen crisis. Abounu commended the Benue police command for enforcing compliance with the law.
Foreign herdsmen behind killings, kidnapping in Ondo, Akeredolu says
Meanwhile, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has revealed that foreign herders are perpetrating crimes in the state forest reserves.
The governor noted that most of the foreign herders almost remained permanent in the state government’s forest reserves before he gave an order to flush them out.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor spoke during a courtesy visit to his office by Dora Amahian, the zonal coordinator, Zone ‘F’ of the Nigeria Immigration Service, comprising Oyo, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti states.