The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that he was surprised that the killers of innocent people in the state are yet to be arrested.
In an interview with Vanguard, the Governor, who just returned from vacation, said he had mentioned the suspects to the security agencies and was dumbfounded that no one was acting towards apprehending them.
According to him, “On Miyetti Allah, I’m also dumbfounded. I’ve said it repeatedly; I’ve written and will continue to write and continue to raise the alarm that the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore is responsible for the killings; for the mercenary work that is going on in Benue State.
“I still want to repeat that they are responsible. There are shreds of evidence; they are on tape, they have done press conferences, and none of them have come out to refute what was credited to them in the media.
“They’ve said it is about Jihad; it’s not about grazing. They said it is about occupation; about taking over the land. They’ve said it and the evidence is there.
“I’ve presented this to security agencies, and I want to believe that it is a whole process; they’re still working on it and at the appropriate time, these people will be apprehended because they cannot go free.
“After killing my people, they’ll not be allowed to go free. I’ll continue to say it that these people must be arrested because they’re responsible for killings in the state”