Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, said on Monday he would not stop talking on the killing of harmless farmers by Fulani Herdsmen until perpetrators of the act are arrested and brought to justice.
Receiving a delegation of Nigeria Peace Ambassador who was on a fact- finding mission to the state, the governor said the only way the Federal Government can stop him from talking is to arrest members of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Houre who have openly confessed to the killing.
“Let the Federal government shut my mouth by arresting those behind the killings, especially Miyetti Allah Kautal Houre who openly confessed to the killings,” Ortom said.
He attributed the impunity in Benue to immunity conferred on Fulani herdsmen “who are above the law.”
“The killings are going on because Fulani herdsmen are above the law in this country and as such they are killing people in Adamawa, Edo, Ekiti, Taraba and Plateau States. Yet no security agent has deemed it necessary to arrest any one of them to face the law,” Ortom added.