Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Gboko town on January 31, 2018 in the wake of the security threat in the area.
The governor announced the lifting of the curfew at a meeting he held with leaders of the Benue Motorcycle Association across the state and heads of security agencies at the Government House, in Makurdi, on Tuesday.
While reiterating his condemnation of the killings at the Gboko motor park, Governor Ortom maintained that the victims were not Fulani people as reported in some quarters, stressing that the criminals who carried out the condemnable act should be apprehended and prosecuted.
He, however, urged the people of the state not to take the laws into the hands, but to report infringements on their rights to the appropriate authorities and expressed appreciation to the Motorcycle Association for their pledge to assist in tackling the security challenges in the state.