Benue, Nassarawa State plan security surveillance along boundary communities


gabriel_suswamGov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue said on Saturday that the state government was collaborating with its Nassarawa State counterpart on ways of conducting security surveillance along their boundaries.

Suswam made the statement when he briefed newsmen in Makurdi, explaining that the measure was aimed at checking insecurity at the boundaries and the destruction of lives and property in the areas.

The governor said the two governments were adopting strategies to ensure that clashes along their boundaries were eliminated.

He said it was regrettable that in spite of the huge resources invested by the state governments to tackle security challenges in the communities, the Fulani and Tiv crises had defied solutions.

The governor warned that his administration would take extreme measures to stop the incessant attacks on Benue communities.

Suswam said that children and women had been victims of the attacks and as such the government would have no choice than to take extreme measures to deal with the situation.

Commenting on his senatorial ambition, the governor said it was a welcome development.

He expressed gratitude to his people who thought that his mission as the governor was not inordinate and wanted him to serve them.

He, however, said that it was too early for him to comment on the issue but promised to make his intention known before the end of the year.


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