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Buhari's visit: Security beefed up in Makurdi

13 March 2018, 10:58 | Devin Moran

Deserted Benue streets

Deserted Benue streets

To show their displeasure with Buhari, the Benue people populated mostly by Tivs refused to welcome the president to their state with cheers as depicted by these pictures. I can not do that. And I didn't know he moved here (Benue State) and didn't spend (time) and then move to Nasarawa. He, however, noted that a collective effort is required to maintain peace and security.

Addressing stakeholders at the Government House in Makurdi on Monday, the President said he was just learning of the alleged non-compliance by the IGP.

"What I did was to call him and give him (a) directive".

Also the President's scheduled visit to the Internally Displaced People's camp at Gbamjiba, in the Guma Local Government Area was reportedly put off.

"The primary, secondary schools, health centres and churches destroyed in several communities should be rebuilt for use again", he added.

Benue State has been at the centre of the Fulani Herdsmen crisis, recording more than 120 deaths in 2018 alone.




President Buhari's convoy on Benue street.

The Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse, who also spoke at the event urged President Buhari to re-consider the redesigning of the country's security architecture with the states and traditional rulers having a role to play.

River Benue to create more economic activities for increased jobs for the youths.

Ortom who described the president as a man of integrity who always stand for justice reiterated his call for arrest of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore who have persistently threatened the Benue people and successfully executed their plans without any arrest.

He disclosed that he even shared the IGP's security report on the Benue crisis with Senators George Akume and Barnabas Gemade from the state.

On her part, the representative of the civil society organisation Josephine Haba who said she is not only disappointed by the visit of the president bu she is also confused.



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