Following the recent spate of killings in some communities of Benue State the State security council rose from its emergency meeting suspending the operations of the State owned livestock guards.
State Governor Samuel Ortom who made this known after the security council meeting in Government house in Makurdi said the suspension will last for 2 weeks to allow herders who came in with cattle take them out so the people can live in peace.
Renewed suspected herder attacks within the past week which led to the gruesome murder of over a hundred people in parts of the nation’s rural communities necessitated this emergency expanded security council meeting.
Chief security officer of the State Governor Samuel Ortom sets the tone for deliberations highlighting the recent attacks as priority and ways to end the killings.
After an extension closed door session the State security council makes public its resolution.
The expanded security council meeting chaired by the State was attended by his deputy Benson Abounu, the speaker of the State assembly security heads,traditional and religious leaders as well as the 23 local council Chairman.