Close borders to foreign herdsmen, Ortom urges FG

Visits woman whose hand was chopped off by herdsmen

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Monday called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, close the country’s borders on foreigners who disguise as Fulani herdsmen to launch attacks on innocent citizens in the country.

Ortom stated this while speaking with journalists shortly after he visited a victim of the herdsmen attack, Mrs. Grace Wanhena Zeku who was gruesomely attacked on her farm and had her left hand amputated in Guma Local Government Area of the state.

The governor, who believed the attackers, must have been aliens, said it is wrong to allow herdsmen from other neighbouring countries to make incursion into the country, commit atrocities and go scot free.

“I want to advise the Federal Government close borders also on herdsmen who are foreigners.

“It is wrong to allow herdsmen from Mali, from Niger, from Chad to take over Nigeria and commit atrocities and go back to their countries. No country in the world will accept this kind of thing.

“You can imagine the pain that these herdsmen have thrown this woman into; we have always talked about cases of missing people and if she was killed in the jungle, nobody would have been talking about her today and may be the family would have been afraid because up till today, our people are not yet back to their ancestral homes and even those who have attempted to go back, they are being attacked,” he said.


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