A Second Class Chief in Benue State and Ter Tyoshin, Chief Daniel Abomtse has called for the establishment of a commission to rehabilitate settlements in the state destroyed by rampaging herdsmen.

Chief Abomtse who made the call today in Makurdi while speaking with newsmen also urged the Federal Government to show sincerity in handling the herders attacks on innocent farmers.

He also advocated the creation of State Police to address the security challenges confronting states of the federation, stressing that it was the only way to enable state Chief Executives respond swiftly to internal security challenges.

According to Chief Abomtse, the ongoing military exercise in the state codenamed Ayem A Kpatuma should flush out the killer herdsmen instead of providing cover for them to graze openly, thereby violating the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of Benue State.

He said there was no going back on the law which was promulgated after a thorough search for a lasting solution to the issue of farmers and herdsmen clashes, noting that no better alternative had been put on the table at the moment.

Chief Abomtse commended Governor Ortom for his resilience and steadfastness in the wake of persecution from high quarters, warning that Benue people would resist any attempt to repeal or suspend the law.

Source: Benue State News

Author: Alexander Mezue

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