“Bring Your Vigilante Group Risk Going To Jail” Ortom Dares Miyeitti Allah
The Benue State Governor , Samuel Ortom, has reacted to Miyeitti Allah’s recent vow to establish a vigilante group in all Nigeria states to combat insecurity, saying that he would not think twice before ensuring that any group from them are sent to jail in accordance to law.
This was contained in a statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary , Terver Akase , who warned the Fulani organisation not to come to his state , adding that their motive was to carry their heinous activities to another level .
The association , while also reacting to the statement , threatened to drag the governor and Benue State to court unless he retracted the statement.
But Ortom, while speaking with journalists on Thursday , said no Fulani group will come to Benue State where he is the governor.
He further said that no room for vigilante group in whatever kind, that when he confronted them, they said they they would not use vigilante group of Nigeria, as such it cannot be in operation in the state.
Ortom added that there is vigilante that operates in the state and that the state has community policing in which they are currently recruiting and livestock guard that take care of herdsmen in active support with security men .
He concluded that no single vigilante group of Miyeitti Allah will come to Benue State to make any noise and that Benue believes in rule of law and the government won’t jail them (Miyeitti Allah) if they ever execute their plan.