Herdmen Killings: President Buhari finally visits Benue State.

President Buhari Mohammed and Governor Samuel Ortom

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Bowing to pressure from Nigerians, Fulani President Muhammadu Buhari commences his ‘fulani herdsmen killings‘ affected states. According to Sahara reporters, the President landed in Benue state, the most affected state of the federation, while he continued to pay his condolence to states that have been in turmoil for years. Something that should have been done long time ago.

The President  was said to have visited other affected North central states like Taraba, Plateau, and now Benue. Arriving the Makurdi Airport at about 10:45am on Monday, with the intention of meeting with the Governor of the state, Governor Samuel Ortom.

The president would also be paying a visit to the Tor-Tiv, Professor James Ayatse, the military Exercise Cat Race Camp and an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in Gbajimba, Guma LGA.

Security presence has been beefed up across Benue 24 hours to the president’s visit as heavily armed security personnel were deployed to mount strategic locations and points in the state capital, Makurdi.

Police helicopters was also deployed for aerial surveillance while armoured tanks and vehicles could also be seen on patrol to intensify security in the state, due to the unrest in the state, that has taken lives of so many people.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that two officers of the Nigeria Police Force died in a gun battle with suspected herdsmen, prior to President Buhari’s visit to Benue state.

The herdsmen, according to sources, were on a mission to attack a church before they were intercepted by the Police which led to the death of the uniform men.

Source: Sahara reporters

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President Buhari Mohammed and Governor Samuel Ortom
President Buhari Mohammed and Governor Samuel Ortom

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