6, 000 herdsmen on the rampage in Benue— Tribal leader


Attack on Ortom, plot to destabilize Benue ― Olawepo…We’ll fight whoever harms our son with our last blood

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

Chief Iorbee Ihagh is the President General of Mzough U Tiv, MUT, and Chairman, Association of Benue Socio-Cultural Organisations, ABSCO. In this interview, he speaks on the recent assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom by suspected herdsmen and Miyetti Allah’s call for the repeal of Benue anti-grazing law among other related issues.

From the information at your disposal, who could possibly be behind the assassination attempt on Governor Ortom?

It is obvious. It is the Fulani militia. The leader of Miyetti Allah openly declared their hatred for him. And I have been calling on the Police authorities to arrest him. He has not been arrested.

They come out openly to say they can do whatever they want. They often say that Nigeria belongs to them. When they started the killings in Benue, Nigerians thought it was going to end in Benue but it is everywhere now. A lot of people are being killed…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper