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Gov Alia bans political gatherings in Benue over worsening security crisis

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Following the security situation in the state, the Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia has banned all political gatherings till further notice.

The development was captured in a statement issued on Thursday by the governor’s Chief of Staff, Paul Biam.

He said the decision followed an intelligence on the volatility of the security atmosphere in the state.

Part of the statement reads, “I write to inform you that Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia has banned all political gatherings in any form, be it inter or intra party or groups in Benue State till further notice.

“This has become necessary following intelligence on the volatility of the security atmosphere in the state. It is certainly not news to you how the security atmosphere in the state is charged following the unprecedented influx of armed herdsmen in the state.

“You are by this notification invited to enforce this directive. Accept the assurances and best regards from the Governor of Benue State.”

Pmnews.ng reports that the decision is coming barely a week after the Benue State Security Council handed a 14-day ultimatum to herders violating the state’s anti-open grazing law to stop rearing their animals outside ranches.

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