Saleh Alhassan, the Secretary-General, Miyetti Kautal Hore has demanded an apology from the Benue State Government, for linking the association to the killings in the state.
Alhassan stated this on Monday while appearing on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
According to him, the recent arrest of the Commander of the Benue State Livestock Guards, Aliyu Teshaku, has vindicated the association.
“Today, they have arrested Aliyu Teshaku who is alleged to be the Head of the Livestock Guard in Benue who is behind those killings. He is arrested now.
“People that killed the two clergymen and 17 others in the church are being tried in Makurdi and they are all Tiv people. And they are all members of the livestock guard working for Governor Ortom.
“So we expect by now there should be an apology from the Benue State Government to our association because we have never promoted violence. We have always advocated for a peaceful resolution of the crisis,” he said.