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Benue killings: We Are Not At War With Any Ethnic Group – Ortom

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has insisted that the state was not fighting a war with any ethnic group.

Ortom stated this during the inauguration of 10 first-class chiefs at the IBB square, Makurdi, on Monday.

The governor urged the people of the state to be law-abiding and restrain from reprisal no matter the provocation.

He said, “Let me say that the state has passed through the crisis but we thank God for peace now. Let me emphasise here that we in the state are not at war with any ethnic group, the enactment of the anti-open grazing law was to ensure peace in the state.”

He enjoined traditional leaders on proper behaviour, saying, “You should also avoid social relationships that are improper or give rise to an appearance of impropriety that cast doubt on the institution’s ability to decide cases impartially or bring disrespect to the traditional institution.”

Chairman, Benue Traditional Council, Tor Tiv, HRM Prof. James Ayatse, while commending the state government for giving attention to the traditional institution, urged the people of the state to obtain their voters’ cards to be eligible to vote for candidates of their choice in 2019.

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