<<< By Charles Iornumbe >>>
Benue State Government has dragged the Fulani Sociocultural Organisation, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore to court.
Governor Samauel Ortom announced this on Monday while briefing Newsmen at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi on assumption of duty after an annual leave abroad.
He said the case is before the State Hight Court in Makurdi and would come up for hearing this week.
Governor Ortom said the State government took the decision after repeated calls on the federal government to arrest the leadership of the sociocultural group for issuing threats and making inciting statements failed.
The Governor restated call on the Federal Government to arrest the leadership of Miyetti Allah which had continued to issue threats that were followed with violent killings of Benue People.
Governor Ortom said there was no going back on implementation of the ranching law and acknowledged the National Economic Council for upholding it,describing such step that could end the prolonged farmers,herdsmen skirmishes.
According to Governor Ortom, State government has identified points where the invaders were operating and launching their attacks and reported same to security agencies for necessary action.
Governor Ortom said they were expecting the Federal Government to resettle and rehabilitate Communities ravaged by herdsmen after a Committee had visited and done a thorough assessment.
He expressed optimism that the visit of the Chief of Army Staff to the State this week to reassess the security situation would pave the way for permanent peace.