Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has expressed worry about the Federal Government’s indifference to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Benue State and the resulting humanitarian disaster.
He also denounced the state’s murderous herdsmen’s operations, which resulted in the eviction of people from their ancestral homes.
Wike, who visited his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, in Makurdi over the weekend, said the state’s predicament merited the same level of attention from the federal government as the North East and other regions of the country.
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He said: “Even if the Federal Government does not like the Benue governor, they should support him because the people of the state voted for the President. The Federal Government should take care of the IDPs in Benue as they do in the North East and other states.”
He stated he would stick by Ortom because he despised the injustice being meted out to the state as a result of his noble stand in defense of his people.