Benue Government fears increasing influx of armed herders and deadly attacks


The Benue State Government on Tuesday reacted to the influx of armed herders and increase in deadly attacks in the state lamenting that the police were overstretched.

The state deputy governor, Benson Abounu, in an interview said some Local Governments in the state had as low as five police officers.

Benue State Government had earlier raised an alarm after observing an influx of ‘heavily-armed’ herdsmen at its border with Nasarawa State.

Abonu said an investigation into the herdsmen’s activities was prompted by an alarm raised by Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule who briefed President Muhamamdu Buhari about the activities of Boko Haram insurgents along his state’s borders with Benue.