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Benue Killings: IGP disobeyed my orders – Buhari

Benue killings: I'm surprised IGP Idris disobeyed my directive – Buhari

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, Monday reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's shocking statement in Benue State that he was not aware that Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, left the state after one day in disregard for his orders to remain until the herdsmen-farmers clashes were brought to an end. "I am quite surprised", he said. "I am genuinely anxious about the attacks in Benue and we are doing everything to end them", he said.

Speaking at a townhall meeting, attended by farmers, herdsmen, the president appealed to the Benue people to exercise restraint and live in peace with their neighbours.

Buhari appealed to the people to pay more attention to farming, especially rice cultivation, saying that rice importation had dropped by 90 per cent since some states embarked on massive production of the commodity.

The President will also meet with Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom at the government House, an he is expected back to Abuja later today (Monday).

He was earlier scheduled to visit the Tor-Tiv, Professor James Ayatse and also visit the Exercise Cat Race Camp including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in Gbajimba, Guma LGA headquarters.

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He said 60 percent of the IDPs were sadly children who ordinarily should have been in school.

The President had instructed the IGP to relocate to the state until the carnage was contained.

President Buhari was surprised that Idris breached his order.

While he commiserated with the people over the killings, he described the attacks and bloodshed as unfortunate.

Most speakers at the town hall meeting included Senator George Akume, former military administrator of Benue State, General Atom Kpera, General Lawrence Onoja, and former Nigeria's Minister of Steel, Chief Paul Unongo.

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