Ortom calls on police to arrest perpetrators of communal clash in Benue

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Friday warned perpetrators of the crisis in Tyo-Mu community of Makurdi Local Government Area to cease hostilities and give peace a chance.

In a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Ortom described as unacceptable the violence which has led to the burning of many houses and displacement of hundreds of people.

He stated that no individual or group has the right to claim ownership of land as all lands belong to the government.

The governor urged security operatives to identify and arrest any individual or group of persons suspected to be fuelling the crisis.

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He stressed that his administration will not allow enemies of peace to get away with their anti-development actions.

He wonders why the people of Tyo-Mu who have lived together for decades have suddenly allowed selfish individuals to plant seeds of discord among them.

The Governor charged all stakeholders in the Tyo-Mu crisis to embrace dialogue initiated by the Benue State Security Council which delegation is led by Secretary to State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor, SAN, to end the conflict.

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