Benue state government has urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to resign his position for incompetence and for allegedly taking side with killer herdsmen and twisting the facts of the killings in the state.
The statement issued in reaction to the alleged claim by the IGP that the killings in Benue was instigated by the state’s grazing law, signed on behalf of the state government by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase accused the IGP of being the mouthpiece of the masterminds of the Benue killings.
The statement read in part, “we read statements credited to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as having blamed the recent killing of innocent Benue people by herdsmen on the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of the state. “We thought that the IGP was misquoted and expected the police authorities to issue a rebuttal to the reports hence our delay in responding swiftly.
“Consequently, we have to respond to the erroneous impression which the reports have created. “Indeed it was these unrelenting spate of attacks that prompted the people of the state to seek a permanent solution to the incessant clashes between farmers and herders hence the law for the establishment of ranches as the best method of animal husbandry across the globe.