The immediate past Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has affirmed his readiness to work with his successor, Samuel Ortom, to put an end to the incessant crises between farmers and herdsmen in the state.
Suswam gave the assurance in Makurdi, the state capital when members of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation, led by its chairman, Babangida Aliyu, paid Ortom a courtesy visit on Thursday.
The former governor also urged the federal government to work out modalities towards halting the influx of foreign herders in the country.
In his words: “I will work with Governor Ortom towards achieving peace in the state; our party differences will not affect this commitment.
“It was the Tor Tiv that ordered me to work with the governor to ensure peace in the state. As someone who has received so much from the state, I have to obey.”
“The killings in the country seem to get worse every day. The government must rise to this challenge.”