Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal government and the security operatives to arrest and prosecute the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and the Fulani Nationality Movement.
Ortom said that the decision for such action was based on the fact that the group had declared that their agenda was to “annihilate the current occupants of the Benue Valley and take over their land.
”I and other leaders of the state have called for the arrest and prosecution of the leaders of these groups for the atrocities being committed in the state by the militia herdsmen.
”Criminal prosecution has also been initiated to effect the arrests.
”The position of several groups that Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku’s arrest and prosecution with members of the Livestock Guards for murder of two Catholic priests and worshippers is an attempt to change the true narrative and blame the victims instead of the aggressors suffices.
”Otherwise Alhaji Tershaku’s has been known to the security agencies who brought him to head the Civilian Joint Task Force in Nasarawa and Benue States in 2013,” he said.
By Augustine Akhilomen