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The meeting between presidency and Benue elders was convened to discuss how peace and stability can be achieved in the area
President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom and elders from Benue state over the reported killing by suspected herdsmen in the state.
Recall that Benue state was thrown into mourning over the killing in the state and President Buhari had earlier sent the inspector-general of police, Abubakar Idris, to the state to attend to the critical situation.
The president met the Benue elders inside the Council Chamber at the Presidential Villa on Monday, January 15, to discuss how peace and stability can be achieved.
President Muhammadu Buhari met elders from Benue state on how to end insecurity in the state Exclusive news reports.
Present at the meeting were former Senate president, David Mark; former governor George Akume; the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse,; Senator Barnabas Gemade, former Attorney-General and minister of justice, Michael Aondoakaa; Senator Joseph Wayas; and speaker of the state House of Assembly, Terkimbir Kyamb.
Also in attendance are minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh; minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau and other government officials.
Presidency Buhari said he is committed to finding lasting peace in the state.
Meanwhile, bishops of the Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja called for prayers to forestall the re-occurrence of the killings in villages in Benue communities by herdsmen.
In a communiqué after its meeting on January 12 and 13 in Makurdi, the bishops, while condemning the massacre of over 73 people in Guma and Logo local government councils, called on the church to remain resolute in prayers.