Thursday, 11 May 2017


We read statements in some national dailies credited to Mallam Garus Gololo of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), in which he was quoted as disputing the remarks of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on the presence of herdsmen in parts of the state.

We wish to state that as a citizen of this country who enjoys the right to freedom of speech, Mallam Gololo is at liberty to air his opinion on any issue of national or state interest, whether or not his opinion is right as it is evident in the said publications that he failed to get his facts correct.

If indeed he made the published comments, they represent his personal skewed views, have no connection with the true security situation in the state and remain irrelevant as far as the present administration is concerned.

We also wish to state that contrary to the published newspaper reports, Mallam Garus Gololo was neither an appointee of Governor Samuel Ortom at the time he was quoted to have granted the interviews nor at the time of issuing this press statement.

Terver Akase
Chief Press Secretary
May 11, 2017

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