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IGP Idris Blames Ortom For Benue Crisis, Shuns Display Of Victims Corpses

Discussion in 'Crimes, Courts & Justice' started by Lukat Naija, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Lukat Naija

    Lukat Naija Member

    - IGP Ibrahim Idris allegedly blamed Governor Samuel Ortom for escalating herdsmen crisis in Benue state

    - The IGP reportedly told the Senate that the governor's statement during the burial of victims was inciting

    - He added that the public display of coffins of people who died in the attack also renewed tension in the state
    The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, during his meeting with the Senate on Friday, reportedly blamed the renewed tension in Benue state on Governor Samuel Ortom's statement during the burial of the initial 73 victims.

    A source who spoke to Daily Trust claimed that the IGP told the senate committee investigating the herdsmen crisis that the display of victims of the herdsmen and farmers clashes during their burial was another reason the crisis escalated.

    “Also worthy of mention is the public display of corpses, coupled with unguarded and inciting speeches by the Benue State governor before and during the mass burial of the victims of the crisis. These utterances renewed tension leading to youths of Tiv ethnic group unleashing violent attacks on residents of Makurdi," the IGP reportedly said.

    He added that the allegation by Governor Ortom that armed militia were being camped in Tunga, Awe local government area of Nasarawa state to unleash mayhem on Benue people was untrue. “Because I visited Tunga during my assessment tour of the location,” he said.

    NAIJ.com previously reported that the IGP Idris during his meeting with a Senate committee on Friday, reportedly suggested that states with anti-grazing law be ordered to suspend the law until ranches can be provided for herdsmen.

    Idris reportedly blamed the clashes between herdsmen and farmers on the anti-grazing law when he appeared in front of the senate on Friday.

    The IGP also claimed that 100 people have been arrested in connection with the killings in Benue state and suspects have been charged to court.
    Source: naija.ng
  2. akatalady

    akatalady Well-known Member

    Ghanaian Army Chief Orders "Shoot-to-kill" On Fulani Herdsmen

    My Submission: As War On Global Terrorist Continues, Countries That Can't Allow Blood Letting Of Its Citizen Gives Order. They are not been sympathized with

    Hear Him:

    “… I believe in safety first, if you see anybody holding arms and wants to attack, please don’t waste time”. These were the orders from Konongo Divisional police commander, Superintendent Bossman Ohene-Boadi.

    He was speaking to the about 200 combined military and police force deployed to evacuate the Fulani nomads from the Asante Akyem North and Sekyere Afram Plains Districts in the Ashanti Region, when he made the comments.

    He ordered the team of armed military and police force to shoot on sight in the wake of the slightest threat.

    Supt. Boadi painted a horrific picture of the nomads when he addressed the battle-ready men in uniform as they set off to evacuate nomadic Fulani herdsmen from Agogo land.

    “… They are not people we have to toil with, they are dangerous, if you joke with them, they will take your life”, he said.

    The Fulani herdsmen have over the years been accused of destroying farmlands of Agogo residents and at times killing the farmers.

    Three soldiers and a police officer were left in critical condition after being ambushed and shot by persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Monday at Agogo on their normal operation.

    The security personnel deployed at Asante Akyem North and Sekyere Afram Plains Districts have therefore been told to defend themselves.

    “… Are Fulanis better than us? Can they shoot better than us? Nobody should die in the bush, no risk taking”, he added .