I-G gives Benue commumities assurance of police protection

Logo (Benue), Jan. 14, 2018 (TNE) The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has assured the residents of communities ravaged by suspected herdsmen in Benue and Nasarawa states of adequate police protection.

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

He said the police are 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.

He said armed police would be deployed to the affected communities to avert further attacks and restore normalcy.

The I-G with top police officers, also visited some IDP camps in the states.

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Receiving the I-G at Gbajimba, Guma Local Government Area, the chairman of the council, Mr Anthony Shawon, commended him for the inspection.

Shawon also commended the quick intervention of the presidency in deploying additional security support in the state to quell the crisis.

He assured the I-G of the commitment of his people towards maintaining peace as they look forward to returning to their ancestral homes.

In Tunga, the community leader of the area, Ibrahim Shaibu, denied allegations that the herdsmen are being harboured in the area.

He said the people of his area are law abiding and only providing shelter to displaced Tiv people in the area.

Also speaking, the spokesman of the Tiv community in the area, Abraham Vighi, said there are no killer-herdsmen lodging in the area.

(TNE)

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