Arrest Miyetti Allah leaders, Gov Ortom tells Buhari
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has asked president Muhammadu Buhari to arrest and prosecute the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN who had claimed responsibility for killings of innocent Nigerians in the Plateau State.
Governor Ortom stated this in Makurdi on Tuesday.
According to Ortom, those who have claimed responsibility for the killings should be arrested. He pledge to work with the unit put together by the Nigerian Army “Operation Whirl Stroke” to end the menace.
“Those who have claimed responsibility for the killings should be arrested. Just like we in Benue have been calling for their arrest for their complicity in the Benue killings. What is the government waiting for? It is heartrending that in a country of close to 200 million people this kind of act takes place as if we are still living in the past”he said
“As a state government, we appreciate the federal government for sending the Operation Whirl Stroke to end the killings in Benue state. We will give the operation all the needed support to ensure it succeeds.
“But we have said that those who are law-abiding are free to live in Benue state and do their legitimate businesses. They can apply for land and set up their ranches in line with the provisions of the Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishments Law.” he added