Ortom said the law was not targetted at any ethnic group and wondered why the herdsmen had taken it so personal to the point of unleashing terror on the people.
Victims of Benue killing by suspected herdsmen
It was also learnt that more people were killed in Tomatar, Saghev districts in Guma Local Government Area. But the number could not be ascertained. A tearful 30-year old woman Miss Dooshima Anande, said her brother who had just completed his National Youth Service was killed.
Villagers were leaving in droves with their property. The governor lamented the unwarranted wanton destruction of lives and property.
He said no matter the intimidation and killings by the herdsmen, the law would not be reversed or repealed. He said anybody or group that flouted the law would be punished.