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‘Tinubu ‘ll Tackle Insecurity,’ Benue Senator Assures Farmers

Benue North West Senator, Titus Zam has assured his constituents that President Bola Tinubu would soon tackle the problem of farmers-herders clashes in the country.

While speaking at an interactive session with his immediate constituents from Gwer West Local Government Area area, on Saturday, in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, Zam disclosed that the President and the Service Chiefs have mobilized security personnel to fight insecurity, especially against farmers, so that they can go return to their farmlands.

He spoke on the sustained herdsmen attacks on his communities, saying they are political.

It was reported that out of 15 council wards in the Gwer West Local Government area, 13 have been occupied by suspected armed herdsmen who are grazing on farmlands after setting their houses ablaze.

Zam said during the screening of the Service Chiefs, he drew their attention to the worsening security situation in his immediate communities and they assured him that, with time, the problem will be over.

He then appealed to the people of Benue to be patient with him saying: “I’m less than 100 days in the office, and I have four years tenure, so gradually most of the critical issues would be solved.”

On the total collapse of the Makurdi- Naka – Adoka federal highway which the contractor has stopped work, Zam said a new minister of works has been appointed, and he has tabled the matter before him, saying that the contractor would soon return to work.

“I will work with the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, and if anyone is not happy I’m sorry. Akume made me a senator, I have been with him for more than 20 years, and I can’t leave Senator Akume,” he added. 

He promised to continue the interactive session with his people, just as he advised them to support President Tinubu, Senator Akume, and all APC candidates and avoid insulting elders on social media.

Earlier in his own remarks, the guest speaker, Professor John Ajai, and the chairman of the occasion, Kenneth Iyo Iharev commended Senator Titus Zam, for the interactive session, and appealed to him to attract development projects to the people of Gwer West in particular and zone B in general.

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