Benue, Taraba, other killings: Govs, ministers in crucial meeting

Fleeing Benue community members [Photo credit: Daily Post]

Governors of states recently affected by communal violence are currently in a closed door meeting with two ministers and security chiefs.

Scores of people have been killed in ethnic-related violence in Taraba, Benue, Adamawa and other states. The violence usually involves herdsmen or Fulani communities and other native communities.

The governor’s in Monday’s meeting are those of Adamawa – Bindow Jibrilla, Benue – Samuel Ortom; Kaduna – Nasir El-Rufai; Nasarawa – Tanko Al-Makura; and Taraba – Darius Ishaku.

The meeting is also being attended by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau and Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh.

Security chiefs are also at the meeting, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Details later

Source: Premium Times

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