|Unchecked Movement Of Foreign Fulani Into Nigeria Causing Violence -Ortom by Goodykeys(1): Wed 20, October, 2021|
On Wednesday, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom urged Fulani indigenes in Nigeria to speak out against the invasion of foreign Fulani into Nigerian communities.
Ortom made the statement while hosting a group of Nasarawa State Traditional Rulers who paid a condolence visit to Benue State Governor on behalf of the state government.
The delegation led by the Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo, was accompanied by other traditional rulers from Nasarawa State had paid visited the state to condole Governor Ortom and Benue State traditional council over the ‘hunting expedition’ embarked upon by the Idoma paramount ruler, Ochi’Doma, Elias Ikoyi Obekpa.
According to Governor Ortom, “Tiv people, Fulanis and other Nigerians had lived together peacefully until foreign Fulanis were allowed to move into the country unchecked to cause the current violence being witnessed in the country.
"It will be good if the Fulani speak out against the invasion of communities in Nigeria by these Fulani from foreign countries.”
Governor Ortom stated that the state's anti-open grazing law does not discriminate against anyone, but rather is a win-win situation for both herders and farmers.
Dr. Shehu Chindo, the delegation's leader and Emir of Keffi, recalled his early days in Makurdi, where he received his primary education, and presented Governor Ortom with a condolence letter from the Governor of Nasarawa State, who said the news of Och'Idoma's death was an unfortunate incident for Benue, Nasarawa, and the entire country.
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