Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has assured the Igbo community and other Nigerians doing business in the state of safety of their lives and properties.
The governor said his government had taken a bold step to forestall insecurity challenges such as kidnapping in order to make the state a safe haven for all.
Ortom, in response to the outcry by Ndigbo in Enugu, in a statement signed by Tarver Akase, his chief press secretary, said that the state’s legislation, which prohibits kidnapping and cultism, is in force, and that those who violated the law and their sponsors would be made to face the consequences.
He re-emphasized the resolve of his administration not to surrender the state to criminals and stressed that the clampdown on hoodlums had intensified and went on to call on business people in the state not to be discouraged to the level of shutting down their investments.
Governor Ortom also called on Benue people to support security operatives in intelligence gathering to enable them to succeed.