Nigerians React As Benue Govt, Police Trade Blames Over Killings


The friction between the Benue State Government and the Nigeria Police Force took a dramatic twist on Tuesday.

This was when the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood and Chief Press Secretary to Benue State Governor, Mr Terver Akase appeared as guests on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

The Police spokesperson described Governor Samuel Ortom during the heated argument on the programme as a drowning man while Mr Terver Akase questioned the competence of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris claiming that the IGP should resign or be sacked for ‘lies.’

Following violent attacks in Benue State, many have been left dead leading to mass burial of the victims by the state government while several others have been displayed.

Nigerians who watched the programme as the Police Spokesperson and Benue State governor’s Chief Press Secretary exchange words took to social media to express in reaction.

While some condemned Mr Moshood for calling Benue State Governor a drowning man, others opined that the Benue State government is merely pointing accusing fingers at the Police in order to trade blames.

Read the mixed reactions on Twitter, below:


Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose and Federal lawmaker, Ben Murray Bruce also voiced their opinion using their official Twitter handle. While the Ekiti State Governor said the comment by the IGP is an insult to all governors in Nigeria, the lawmaker’s Tweet was about herdsmen got rifles.


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