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Commissioner of Police, Benue State command, Mr. Bashir Makama has issued quit notice to criminal elements in the state.
According to him, it is either they leave the state or get ready to meet their waterloo.
CP Makama was speaking on the recent murder of a Principal Special Assistant to Governor Samuel of Ortom of Benue State on Economy and Investments, Tavershima Adyorough and other cases of killing in the state.
Speaking with DAILY POST in his Makurdi office, Makama said, “For criminals in the state, they should go away. You either leave the state or you find your waterloo.”
“There are ways of dealing with criminals; the courts are there, the laws are there and we will use these available avenues to humble them.
“If you must commit crime in Benue; be rest assured that the police will arrest you. If you don’t want to be arrested then you leave Benue so people of goodwill can leave in peace.
“Well, that killing was the first high profile case of assassination I have witnessed since I took over as the police commissioner here.
“The last two you mentioned happened before I came in. However, I assure you that we are still on the matter. We would surely get the culprits and bring them to book,” he added.
On how the police has been able to resolve the case of Fulani and herdsmen clashes in the state, which has claimed several lives and property, Makama said the command has been sensitizing both parties on how to live cordially.
According to him, “We try to make the farmers understand that, if you don’t touch a herder’s cattle, he won’t come after you. Also, we always inform the herders that and if they don’t destroy a farmer’s crops, he wont attack them.
“We get both parties together, especially the youths and discourage them from hostilities and they have been maximum cooperation from them. So we try to bring them together to tell them these and it has been working.”
On his challenge in the state, Makama noted thus, “We have commoners’ challenges; the challenges of information, perception and cooperation but as they come we try to surmount them. We challenge the challenges.”
(Source: Daily Post)