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Ortom confirms deployment of troops to combat herdsmen attacks in Benue

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Following an attack by suspected herdsmen on Odonto in Adim Akpa, a community in Otukpo Local Council Area of Benue state, Governor Samuel Ortom has confirmed that security forces have been deployed to the area.

Theadvocate.ng reports that the attack which occurred on Christmas eve, left two people dead and two others wounded.

While receiving visitors for this years Christmas homage, Ortom urged the residents to report early signs despite threats of more attacks on Adim Akpa communities and avail security agencies with information of any form to enable them respond promptly.

The traditional ruler of the community, Oga Ero who spoke on behalf of Benue South where the killings took place, appealed to the governor for increased surveillance and ensure strict implementation of the anti-grazing law.

He said the government should not relent in the implementation of the open grazing prohibition law, which has helped to reduce the spate of herdsmen attacks.

Stakeholders at the governors’ country home, including former governor, George Akume, urge the people to support governor Ortom. He denied any rift between them as leaders.