Governor Ortom made the statement when Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima led others who paid him a condolence visit at the Government House in Makurdi on Friday.
While lamenting that despite open threats by the leadership of the group to mobilize all its members to resist the anti-open grazing law, which resulted in the attack on some communities of the state and killing of over 70 people, the leaders of MAKH are still walking freely in the country.
Ortom urged the federal government to take proactive action on intelligence reports that were gathered on threat alerts from the state so that the fears of the people regarding possible attacks can be allayed.
He said that although there have been relative calm in the state in the past few days compared to what was experienced in the first weeks of January, there are still pockets of killings in some communities in the state.
The governor said aside from the killings, the state is now saddled with the responsibility of catering for the over 80,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were dislodged from their homes as a result of the herdsmen attacks.
“Apart from the killings, the over 80,000 IDPs we have is a source of worry to the state. There is still fear because of threats being received. We are still living under fear and threats by these people.
"They have not stopped their threats and we feel that the federal government should come in and ensure that the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH) is arrested. Until that is done, we will not feel we matter in the scheme of things in the country.
“They (MAKH) have given us a new dimension to the whole crisis by saying the Benue valley belongs to them and they have even given press releases in that regard. These are not seen as mere threats. However, we will continue to call on our people to be law-abiding because we are committed to one Nigeria and peaceful living in the country.”
Ortom who restated the commitment of his administration to the unity of Nigeria said up till now, herdsmen are still living in the state which according to him, is an indication that the anti open grazing law enacted by the state and presently being implemented is not to witch-hunt anyone. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now