Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has called for restraint on all sides including the military following the crisis between communities in Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas of the state.
The Governor in a statement to DAILY POST on Friday said he has already directed leaders of the affected areas to ensure that the weapons the bandits took away from the military personnel deployed to bring peace between the warring communities are retuned without delay.
He further urged members of those communities to expose perpetrators of the unprovoked attacks on the military, as such an act is condemnable and also capable of jeopardizing the efforts Government has made to guarantee the return of peace to the area.
“You will recall that in an effort to find a solution to the crisis, I set up a Boundary Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu to resolve the land dispute in collaboration with the National Boundary Commission.
“The Committee had fixed a date for the demarcation of the area in contention when renewed violence broke out between the Bonta Community of Konshisha Local Government Area and Okpute Community of Oju Local Government Area.
“Our administration is determined to see the end of the crisis and will support security agencies to fish out those fomenting trouble.