Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia has sent condolences to families of victims of Wa-ndoo, Mbalom, Gwer-East Local Government Area who were attacked by armed herders.

He assures that his government will not sleep until the armed herders who perpetrated the heinous act are caught and brought before the law.

Armed herders on Thursday invaded the Wa-ndoo community in Mbalom of Gwer-East Local Government and killed scores of natives.

The Governor directed security operatives in the state to go after and apprehend the criminal herders as soon as possible.

He says, “We gave these criminals orders to leave the state immediately. We also gave ultimatum to those practicing Open grazing in the state to ensure they comply with the law or leave the state within 14 days.

“That ultimatum has since elapsed. I can see what happened at Wa-ndoo is a calculated attempt to test the resolve of my government over the matter I have already given priority”.

He said criminals under whatsoever guise who found their way into the state should know that the time is up and there is no going back on strict enforcement of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law in the state.

Alia consoles families of victims of Wa-Ndoo attacks

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