Buhari's visit will give Hope to Benue People, Says Ortom

Buhari's visit will give Hope to Benue People, Says Ortom

Buhari who reaffirmed his earlier call on Benue people to apply more restraint and learn how to leave with other people said, there is no way he will deliberately over look the security challenges that Benue is having because he has come a long way with indigenes of the state.

"The President will listen to all the parties in the conflict and thereafter, he will deliver his own homily and, of course, sympathies to the people over the unfortunate losses of persons and property", he said. Edward Ujege, expressed hopes that the president's visit would ensure peace and security going forward.

Apart from Taraba and Benue, he is also expected to visit Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers states where cases of terror attacks and clashes have been recorded.

"We expect that his coming would finally put an end to unnecessary killings".

Akputu appealed to the president to compensate and rebuild the homes of the displaced farmers to enable them go back to farming, now that the rain is approaching. "That is our expectation", he said.

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Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has announced the visit of president Muhammad Buhari to the state on Monday.

Ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo has visited the gravesite of 73 people killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue state. He said he is genuinely anxious about the attacks in Benue and doing everything to end them.

On his part, the President of Ominy'Igede, the highest socio-cultural body of the Igede ethnic group in the state, Chief Ode Enyi, said his people would expect the president to direct all security agencies in the country to enforce the anti-grazing law.

Representative of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Benue Chapter, Shettima Mohammed, denied responsibility for the Benue attacks. "We can not talk of a free, secure country where we will want development to take place and investors to come and be suffering this type of senselessness", he said.

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