Benue people unhappy with you Mr President - Ex-Governor

Benue people unhappy with you Mr President - Ex-Governor

Buhari stated this Monday during a meeting with major Benue stakeholders at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when Governor Samuel Ortom informed him that the IGP did not relocated to Benue but came to state just day.

He said the continued violence and insurgency required collaboration and collective urgent attention, stressing that tackling security challenges must begin from the roots to secure permanently solution.

Meanwhile, the former Governor of Benue state, George Akume told Buhari, during his visit, that the Tiv people are angry with him.

Meanwhile, the Benue state government on Friday, March 9, cancelled the planned mass burial for victims of herdsmen attack in Okpokwu area of the state because of Buhari's scheduled visit.

"We expect that his coming would finally put an end to unnecessary killings".

"We will also let the president know that there is no going back on our ranching law".

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Governor Ortom said the sending of two delegations to assess extent of damage caused in the state as a result of herdsmen and farmers conflict ahead of the President's visit was a sign of hope that the IDPs would return to their homes.

The president said this during a meeting with stakeholders in the north central state.

He denied insinuations that he overlooked the killings that happened in Benue, saying he is genuinely anxious over them.

Daily Trust observed yesterday that the portion of the road from Markurdi airport to the Wurukum junction roundabout of the state capital was being worked on by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) in preparation for the visit.

Responding, representative of the chairman of the Presidential Committee on Flood and Rehabilitation, Mr John Owoicho, commended the state government for effectively managing disasters, as he disclosed that by the Committee's rating, Benue was leading in that direction. "We can not talk of a free, secure country where we will want development to take place and investors to come to be suffering this type of senselessness", he said.

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