The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has issued a stern warning to Fulani Herdsmen to avoid Benue in their Vigilante plan because he will use the instruments of law to put them away in jail.
Ortom made this known on Thursday, through his Chief press secretary Terver Akase. He stated it categorically clear that the Fulani Organisation is not welcomed in his state because all they wanted to do was to continue their heinous activities and take it to another level.
It would be recalled that Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore, the Fulani Organisation, recently called a press conference in Abuja and vowed to establish vigilante group in all states of the federation to combat insecurity.
While reacting to the Governor’s statement, the Fulani group threatened to drag Ortom and Benue State to court unless he withdraws his statement.
However, Ortom, while addressing journalists on Thursday, said, “No Fulani group will come to Benue State where I’m the governor; you people know that it is a lie, they cannot come.
“No room for vigilante group in whatever kind. When I confronted them, they said they would not use vigilante group of Nigeria. That one will not operate here.
“We have our own vigilante that operates here; we have community policing in which we are recruiting now and livestock guard that takes care of herdsmen in active support with security men.
“So no single vigilante group of Miyeitti Allah will come to Benue State to make any noise here. For us in Benue State, we believe in the rule of law and we will jail them.”
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