Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed to jail any Fulani herdsmen who establish a vigilante group in Benue State.
A Fulani group, Miyeitti Allah Kauta Hore, had stated that their group is embedded in Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), vowed to establish vigilante groups in all states of the federation to combat insecurity.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday and signed by Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor Terver Akase, Ortom warned the Fulani group not to come to his state.
He stated that the motive of the Fulani herdsmen was to carry their heinous activities to another level.
Ortom said, “No Fulani group will come to Benue State where I am the governor, you people know that it is a lie, they can not come. No room for the to establish vigilante group in whatever kind, when I confronted them they said they would not use the vigilante group of Nigeria. That one will not operate here.
“We have our own vigilante that operates here, we have community policing in which we are recruiting now and livestock guard that takes care of herdsmen in active support with security men.
“So, no single vigilante group of Miyeitti Allah will come to Benue State to make any noise here. For us in Benue State, we believe in the rule of law and we will jail them.”