Monday, 29 January 2018

Benue Killings FG To Use Military Force Against Herdsmen

The Federal Government has opted to use decisive military force to deal with perpetrators of killings in Benue State and parts of the country.

The proposed use of decisive military force is one of the outcomes of a meeting of the working group formed about less two weeks ago by the National Economic Council (NEC), which is chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Kano State governor, Umar Ganguje, who read out highlights and decisions of the NEC to reporters after the council's meeting, said the working group “will work in accordance with the President’s commitment to ensuring that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book.”

"The Vice President assured all that the Federal Government will not impose its ideas on the states and noted that fears being expressed on cattle colonies are misplaced," said a source at the meeting disclosed.

A source confirmed that the military is already on standby and will soon begin to implement decisive military steps to arrest the situation. The Nigerian Police and other security agencies have been asked to recruit new personnel specifically for the combustible areas.


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