The governor of Benue state has said over 100 security operatives have been killed by Fulani herdsmen for enforcing anti-grazing law in the state.
Governor Samuel Ortom stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi, the state capital, while receiving the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunji Akingbola.
Artom reiterated that the perceived failure of the Federal Government to come down hard on foreign Fulani herdsmen bearing weapons poses security threats to the lives and safety of security forces and Nigerians in general.
“Why do we need to allow Fulani from all these countries to come and destroy our land? That is the point we are saying. They have given unnecessary stress and risks to our security agencies in Nigeria.
“I say more than 100 security men have been killed in the course of providing security for lives and properties in Benue State in the course of implementing this law,”.
According to the governor, the affected victims include personnel of the army, police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).