Herdsmen killings: Taraba, Benue, Rivers govts, others attack defence minister


Femi Atoyebi, Friday Olokor, Chukwudi Akasike, Adelani Adepegba, Femi Makinde, Simon Utebor, Alexander Okere, John Charles, Justin Tyopuusu, Tony Okafor, Gbenga Odogun and Olaide Oyelude

Taraba State Government; Rivers State Government; Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, and civil rights groups on Friday berated the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, over his statement on the killings by suspected herdsmen in the country.

They said that the statement showed that the minister was insensitive to the plight of the victims of the violence carried out by suspected herdsmen.

For instance, Ortom took a swipe at the minister, describing him as one of the people misinforming President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dan-Ali, in an interview with State House correspondents, had identified the blockage of cattle routes across the country as the remote cause of the killings by herdsmen.

He also…

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