President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to immediately move to Benue State to restore law and order and forestall the escalation of herdsmen-farmers crisis in the area.
According to a statement by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood the order came following more killings of innocent people by herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the State.
In compliance with the order, Mr. Idris is moving into the troubled state with additional five units of Police Mobile Force.
On Sunday, the police chief deployed, among other security measures, five MOPOL units. There are now ten of them in the crisis areas.
More Units of the Police Special Forces, Counter Terrorism Units, and Conventional Policemen have also been deployed to the State.