The Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial Zone, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Rules, Chief Titus Zam, has assured his constituents that President Bola Tinubu will tackle the farmers-herders clashes throughout the country.
Speaking at an interactive session with constituents from Gwer West Local Government Area, on Saturday, in Makurdi, Benue State capital, he disclosed that Tinubu and the service chiefs have mobilized security personnel to tackle insecurity, especially against farmers, to enable them to return to their farmlands.
Zam, who spoke on the sustained herdsmen attacks on Ityoshin communities in Gwer West during the last political dispensation, described some of the attacks as political.
It was learnt that out of 15 council wards in Gwer West, 13 have been occupied by suspected armed herdsmen who are grazing on farmlands after setting residents’ houses ablaze.
He said during the screening of the service chiefs, he drew their attention to the worsening security situation and they assured him that, with time, the problem would be over.
On the total collapse of the Makurdi-Naka-Adoka federal highway which the contractor has stopped work, he said, a new minister of works has been appointed, and he has tabled the matter before him.
He described the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Senator George Akume, as his leader and will continue to work with him.
“Akume made me a senator, I have been with him for more than 20 years, I can’t leave Senator Akume,” he said.
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