Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom condemned in strong terms the fresh killings by suspected killer herdsmen in Benue.
The governor who stressed that the killer herdsmen are from neighboring countries said the killings will not be allowed under his watch and security agents will be deployed to the affected communities, Channels reports.
“These terrorist herdsmen, who most of them are not Nigerians, found their way into Nigeria and are killing people.
“This will not be allowed under my watch. We will continue to work with security people and ensure we stop this.
“Because livestock agro-ranger are doing well these herdsmen have decided to target them. This is not right,” Ortom said.
The governor’s reaction comes hours after three persons including a lawyer and his wife were killed by suspected herdsmen following an attack at Agboughul in Makurdi, the Benue State capital