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Benue Not Part Of Biafra - Benue Govt

The Eastern Security Network (ESN) and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have been cautioned to stay away from Benue State.

This comes after Kanu threatened to send ESN representatives to Benue to defend Igbo citizens.

Kanu listed the Ado and Oju Local Government Areas as areas where ESN should be present.

Ado Local Government reacted by telling Kanu to stop dragging Benue into his "self-seeking campaign."

On Saturday, the Chairman, James Oche, told reporters that the state's territorial integrity would never be a target of Biafra agitation.

He warned supporters of Kanu's "inordinate philosophy" in Benue to stop or face the law's wrath.

In response to the IPOB leader's remark about three people being "abducted," Oche explained that they were arrested in connection with the murder of Mohammed Isa, an elderly Fulani man.

It was an act that jeopardized the area's stability, prompting the Deputy Governor to convene a meeting with all concerned stakeholders in Makurdi yesterday.

Kanu allegedly issued statements threatening to send Eastern Security Network operatives to Benue to defend "IPOB societies." He should avoid offending the Benue people's sentiments.

Governor Samuel Ortom was doing his best in terms of stability, according to the LG chief.

He urged residents to stay calm and support the governor's pledge to fully enforce the Anti-Open Grazing Law.

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Benue ESN IPOB James Oche Nnamdi Kanu


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