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Surrender your arms or we will abandon you when Fulani herdsmen come again - Ortom threatens Agatu people

Written By Idoma Television on Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 10:48:00 PM

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Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has asked youths of Agatu community to surrender all illegal weapons in their possession, or stand at risk of being left at the mercy of Fulani herdsmen.

According to him, the directive which came after the state council meeting that took place on Friday, is part of efforts in the avowed determination the government to rid the state of illegal arms.

Governor Ortom said that the opportunity given to Agatu people is under the amnesty program of his government.

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He said “the Benue state executive council took this decision of the order of illegal weapons, under the state’s amnesty program as conditions for security protection against herdsmen attack”.

The youths of the area have told the governor they will abide by the ultimatum as long as there is show of sincerity.

Recall that earlier this year, over 300 people were massacred by invading Fulani herdsmen

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prudent for life said...

Let me ask Ortom some question,does Agatu land belong to Herdsmen? Or is he saying that d Herdsmen are now core heir to Agatu land? Hw can a leader a governor speak in such a manner to his subjects who hv become victims of senseless unwanton destruction of life and property? He is even sure they are coming again! E be like say monkey hand wan begin dey resemble person hand for dis matter O!

morgan pual iheko said...

People the Governor can protect there life why them should not protect themselves.i think what is security is your safety first. Submission of there weapons may cause them lost to life .My people of Agatu should be wise in taken decision.

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