The Benue State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has affirmed that nobody has the right to banish Fulani Herdsmen from any state.
Makama was reacting to the latest directive by the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, ordering Fulani herdsmen to vacate the state inside seventy two hours.
The herders have been accused of killing Benue residents, destroying their crops for the reason that previous 5 years.
Following the incessant clashes between residents of the state and the guests, which had resulted to lack of lives and property, the governor few days in the past ordered them to go away.
He stated the herdsmen should depart since they weren’t welcomed by the unarmed inhabitants of the realm.
Reacting nevertheless, Makama faulted the directive by the governor, insisting that no one has the precise to banish anybody from any a part of the nation.
Makama defined that the structure permits everybody to reside wherever within the nation.
“The herdsmen ought to have been suggested to go away. And in the event that they uncover that the persons are not receptive to them, they might have left quietly somewhat than push them out. The state belongs to all Nigerians,” the CP maintained.
He assured that the police would do every thing to guard lives and property within the space.
In the meantime, a bunch beneath the aegis of Vanguard In opposition to Tiv Bloodbath, VATIM, has claimed no fewer than 500 individuals have been killed and 300,000 displaced throughout the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
VATIM, within the assertion claimed that there was a conspiracy of silence in opposition to Benue State within the scenario.
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