ORTOM ASKS FG TO STOP KILLINGS BY FULANI HERDSMEN IN BENUE

Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed concern over the level of killing of farmers by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State, saying it is time to put a stop to the killing.

The governor said the killing of more than 100 people by the herdsmen in the agatu villages in the past days is getting out of hand.

Ortom raised the alarm while answering questions from the state house correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja.

The governor asked the presidency to intervene in the situation immediately, as several people in the affected villagers have been turned into refugees.

The Fulani herdsmen who launched the attacks last February 22, had already killed about 145 people in 25 villages in Agatu axis of the state.

Meanwhile, house of representatives has asked the presidency to increase military presence in the area.

The house of reps passed the resolution after condemning the killings in the area.

It ordered its committees on national intelligence, emergency, public safety, army and internally displaced camps to work together and submit reports on the situation to the plenary within four weeks.

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