Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday rained cursed on those behind the killing perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the state.
Speaking at an emergency stakeholders’ meeting in Makurdi, the state capital, the governor said those behind the killings would never know peace.
The governor also said those who refused to act on his letter which could have prevented the massacre would one day face God in judgement.
According to Ortom, “Like I said during the memorial service, I will repeat it again, all those who failed to act on those letters that could have stopped the killings will one day account for the blood of our lost ones. They will account for the blood of those 73 victims buried in mass grave on the day of reckoning. Those perpetrartors and their sponsors will not know peace.”
Reacting to allegation of sponsoring 6000 armed militia, Ortom said those behind the claim were only distracting others from the seriousness of the Benue crisis.
He said, “It is not just enough to identify the Islamic state as being behind the killings, they should arrest them and prosecute them.”