The current governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has on Wednesday in Benue assured other Nigerians and the Igbo community doing business in the state that the security of their lives and property is guaranteed no need for panic.
The Governor disclosed that proactive measures have been taken by the State Government to handle the pockets of kidnapping incidents and the efforts have put criminals on their run.
Ndigbo living in Benue State on Monday in Enugu raised the alarm over alleged endless attack on them by hoodlums, leading to the abduction of at least 50 persons within 6 months.
The governor, in a statement signed by Tarver Akase, his Chief Press Secretary, on Wednesday, pointed out that the state’s legislation, which prohibits kidnapping and cultism is in force, and that those who violate the law and their sponsors will be made to face the consequences. ” Daily Post reports.
The Governor re-emphasized the resolve of his administration not to surrender the state to criminals and stresses that the clampdown on hoodlums has intensified.
He allayed the fears of business people in the state and urged them not to be discouraged to consider shutting down their investments.
Governor Ortom added that the government is doing everything within its powers to ensure that no crime goes unpunished.
The governor, also called on Benue people to supporting security operatives in intelligence gathering to enable them to succeed.” he also added.