Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has begged the Federal Government to close Nigerian borders against international herdsmen who are majorly responsible for attacks on farmers in Nigeria.
Ortom disclosed this on Monday at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Makurdi briefly after visiting Mrs. Grace Zeku, who was recently attacked by armed herdsmen at Gboogyo village in Guma local government area of the state.
Alongside his wife, Eunice, Gov Samuel said the state is now peaceful despite the “isolated case.” and the security personnel are still after the brains behind the tragic attack.
His words, “Relatively we can say that Benue is peaceful considering what we went thorough in 2018. That is why we must enforce the ranching law in Benue State because those responsible for this act are wild herdsmen and the only way we can separate the good herdsmen from the bad ones is to take stock of them.
“If what happened to this innocent woman was done in a ranch securitymen would have apprehended the mastermind. But now you might not find those responsible, they might be from the Niger Republic or any other West African country.
“I want to advise the federal government to also close the borders on foreign herdsmen. We just cannot allow herdsmen from Niger, Mali, Chad, and other countries to find their way into the country and take over Nigeria, commit atrocities and run back to their countries.
“No country in the world will accept that. Imagine the pain they inflicted on the woman. That is the case we know of, and we also have cases of missing people. If she had died in the bush nobody would have known about the attack.”