Benue Killings: Police Boss Is Talking Tough
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has landed in Benue on the orders of the president.
His relocation came after attackers invaded five villages in Guma and Logo Local Governments where they killed 73 persons and displaced 50,000 others.
There is no time to waste and he has gotten down to the business of ending the carnage of killings by evil herdsmen in the state.
He has also been talking tough with a vow to fish out perpetrators of the January 1 attacks on Benue villages.
The Benue government held a mass burial for the deceased on Thursday in Makurdi and Idris paid a visit to the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, in Makurdi.
He said that security agents were already combing all corners towards apprehending the gunmen.
He called on traditional rulers to cooperate with security agencies in the efforts to restore law and order in Benue.
The Police boss said that operational numbers had been released to the public and urged the monarch to mobilise his subjects to use them to assist the Police.
Idris condoled with the Benue people over the human and material losses, and promised to ensure an end to such carnage.
In his remarks, Ayatse pledged to mobilize the Benue traditional institution to support the IGP to execute the presidential mandate of restoring permanent peace to Benue.
Let us hope that Mr Idris can back his tough words with results.
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