IGP set to visit troubled towns in Borno

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

The I-G stated this on Saturday during an inspection tour of Gbajimba, Anyiin and Tunga villages in Benue and Nasarawa states.

He said: "Benue people sacrificed blood for the unity of this country and will not allow a section of Fulani herdsmen to kill our people in cold blood".

"This is an unfair comment to make of Nasarawa State, especially that we enjoy very cordial relationship and can always be reached with any evidence in that regard". He however said the onus of proof lies on the person that alleged, and urged the IGP to look into the issue.

"I am the spiritual and ancestral leader of the Tiv nation".

He said the police were determined to ensure the protection of lives and property of the residents and appealed to them to give information to the security agencies on miscreants in their midst. I have deployed various investigative teams in those locations where we are having these allegations.

"As a police officer, like I said yesterday in Government House, we don't demonise people, whatever we said our action is always geared towards in insuring peace and harmony among communities", the IG said.

He said further that special police forces including special investigative team have been deployed to Benue State.

During the assessment visit, he also interacted with heads of affected communities, as well as displaced persons, assuring them of their safety.