Ortom Alleges Blackmail Over Report Of Arming Militia Group
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said persons peddling the rumour that he owns armed militias are blackmailers seeking to derail the anti-grazing law.
He stated this, yesterday, when he received members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) who had come to pay him a condolence visit at the Government House, Makurdi.
“These people have now resorted to blackmailing me. I have never sponsored any militia. That is why I am insisting that the Nigerian security should handle the attack by herdsmen in the state. The herdsmen are out there threatening that there will be more bloodshed. But nothing is being done,” the governor said.
He insisted the state would make no land available for cattle colonies, adding that anyone who wished to keep livestock must use ranches.