Benue Gov Seeks Security Presence At Sankera Borders Call For Release of Repentant Militias

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Benue State governor Samuel Ortom has beckoned on security agents to beef up security at the border towns in sankera axis of Benue state to forestall break down of law and order.

The governor who stated this today while briefing journalist at the end of an expanded security meeting with stakeholders from sankera axis at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi said if security was beefed, it will help ease tension generated following the slaying of repentant militia leader Terwase Agwaza alias Gana.

Ortom said the state government has resolved not to join issues with the military but accept the death of Gana as the will of God and would continue to inter phase with all security agencies to ensure such scenario don’t reoccur and there was law and order in Benue.

They stakeholders equally called for the release of the repentant militias in the custody of the military so they could be incorporated in the amnesty programme while the confiscated items most especially the vehicles be returned.

On the other hand the governor called for calm amongs the people of the state while warning rumour peddlers against spreading tales stressing that the repentant militia were at no time sold out.

The governor promised to extend the amnesty programme to other local govrnment areas of the state. “Any one who enbraces it would be profilled, given new orientation and would be asisted to earn a living” he said.

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