The immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, has said it is regrettable that the Benue State government is in total paralysis and the governor, Samuel Ortom, cannot do anything about the wellbeing of the people.
Moro, a stalwart of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Benue State made the remark in a statement in Abuja.
The PDP chieftain wondered why the governor, rather than doing the needful to stop the indiscriminate killing by the Fulani herdsmen under his watch, decided to join the people in crying and blaming everybody but himself for the Benue massacre.
“It is unfortunate that the killing of the good and innocent people of Benue State under the watchful eyes of the Chief Security Officer of the state, Samuel Ortom, has continued unabated, yet nothing is being done to put a final stop to the bloodbath.
Our people can no longer sleep with their eyes closed for fear of attack by the marauding herdsmen, while the man that is supposed to protect them as their leader is busy crying and claiming not to have security agents on his side.
“If the governor who swore the oath of office to secure the lives of the people is so helpless and crying like a baby, what then is the fate of the Benue people?
This clearly is an indication of the absence of government in Benue State. No reasonable government would fold its arms and watch the people being mercilessly killed for no just cause,” Moro stated.