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Benue killings: IGP speaks on camping of militiamen in Tunga

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has cleared the air over allegations by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State that militiamen were camped in Tunga village of Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has cleared the air over allegations by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State that militiamen were camped in Tunga village of Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Idris made this explanation yesterday after an assessment visit to Guma and Logo villages in Benue and Tunga, in Nasarawa states to get firsthand information about the allegations.

“I am here in Tunga today (yesterday); about three days ago, I was in Benue state and just sitting in the Benue stakeholders’ meeting, the governor was making allegations that militia men are trained in Tunga, but I am surprised,” he said.

“From what the chairman said now, nothing like that has happened.

“I have spoken to the Fulani men and Tiv people here and all of them confirmed that there are no militiamen in Tunga. Obviously, as the IGP, sent here by the President, I am happy to hear that.

“Nobody has the right to attack another person; so, we are going to reinforce the number of mobile men, so they can identify areas where there are build-ups,” he said.

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