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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday Thursday, visited Benue state to commiserate with the Governor Samuel Ortom and people of the state over the killings in the state by suspected herdsmen. The Governor, who was speaking in Makurdi, the Benue State capital during his visit, said that God will visit the blood of the innocent people of Benue State and other States killed by suspected herdsmen on the killers and their sponsors.

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday Thursday, visited Benue state to commiserate with the Governor Samuel Ortom and people of the state over the killings in the state by suspected herdsmen. The Governor, who was speaking in Makurdi, the Benue State capital during his visit, said that God will visit the blood of the innocent people of Benue State and other States killed by suspected herdsmen on the killers and their sponsors.


Fayose, accompanied by his Deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola; Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo; Chairman of the State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Dr Samuel Omotoso and others were received by Governor Ortom and other top functionaries of the State Government. He also visited the Genabe, Makurdi mass grave where the 73 persons killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue State, were buried. The visit of the governor reinvigorated the calls for restructuring of the country and support for the Anti-Grazing Law which is now enforce in Benue. “Since the law is for the Benue people by the Benue government and not for residents of other States, there should not be any problem about its enforcement,”. Nigeria Moment is of the view that every state should promulgate its laws in order to curtail the excesses of the herdsmen and forestall further occurrences.
While the picture of the visit has not become clearer, whether it has political permutations or on genuine solidarity, It's worthy to note that restructuring of the country as the panacea to the maladministration and open bias of the security agencies and all herdsmen in the State and others states must embrace cattle ranching, because going by the happenings the action has become “No retreat, no surrender on the total implementation of the State anti-grazing law.” While we salute the doggedness of the Nigerian police in fighting crime, they have not done enough in the case of Benue state. The visit of the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to Benue can be best described as a mere ruse.

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