Gov Ortom reports 100,000 displaced persons from herdsmen attacks


– Says more refugees coming from Cameroon

Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, said that 100,000 persons have been displaced by the invasion of Fulani herdsmen. He said that Benue State is also battling with the influx of displaced persons from Cameroun.

The Benue State Governor governor reported the grave situation to his guest, Gov Nyesom Wike from Rivers State on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. He regretted that rather than resolve the security challenges facing the state, the Inspector General of Police has become  a spokesman for the Fulani herdsmen.

He said the killers of Benue people were known to the security agencies.  He said the people of Benue State would continue to seek justice until the leaders of Miyetti Cattle Breeders were arrested.

The Benue State Governor added that the graveyard for the 73persons was set up as a memorial for those killed by Fulani herdsmen.

Ortom thanked the government and people of Rivers State for the donation of N200m, saying that they acted as true brothers .

Governor Wike was accompanied by Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia, Senator George Sekibo, Senator Olaka Nwogu, Former Minister of Sports, Dr Tammy Danagogo, Former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo, Chairman of Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, Chief Ferdinand Anabrabra, Former National Presidentof NBA, Chief Onueze Okocha, Prince Emma Anyanwu and former Attorney General of Rivers State, Hon Frank Ohwor.