Benue Government Behind Herdsmen’s Killings – Senator Akume
Senator George Akume on Friday, said that the Benue State Government was behind the attacks by herdsmen in the state, which had consumed hundreds of lives.
In the course of the relentless attacks, many villages were also reduced to rubble in Benue state.
Akume, a former Governor of the state, blamed the attacks on the state government.
He disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly after he led a delegation of All Progressives Congress members from the state on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The visit was primarily to assure Buhari that the party would mobilise support in Benue State for Buhari’s re-election in 2019.
Responding to a question on the herdsmen, Akume replied, “When you talk about herdsmen and farmers’ clash, it is a story going good-bye Have you heard of farmers/herders clashes in Benue again? No.
“We know those who were behind that; government was behind that. I am talking about the state government, through the livestock guards. They knew what was going on. So it is now a thing of the past.
“Everything that is going there is fraudulent in Benue State and the people are simply tired on this misinformation that they have been receiving. The narrative has changed; it is not question of herdsmen, we are not talking about religious and ethnic bigotry, we are talking about performance of government.”