IG of Police blasts Ortom over allegation of camping of militia men in Tunga

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The IG of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has blasted the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, over his allegation that militia men were camped in Tunga village in Nasarawa state.

The IG who was reacting to Ortom’s allegation after visiting the place said that all the allegations that the governor had been making ever since the last Fulani invaders were made by him to mislead the public.

His words: “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.

“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”