Samuel Ortom, Benue State governor, has accused Miyetti Allah of carrying out killings in the state.
The governor stated this while condemning the attack on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the state on Monday.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked an IDP camp in Abagena, along Makurdi-Lafia highway in Benue in the early hours of Monday.
The invaders also injured many in the attack.
Ortom recalled that Fulani herdsmen had vowed to continue to carry out attack in the state because of the anti-grazing law.
According to him, the incessant killing of Nigerians in many parts of the country is an indication that there is no government at the federal level.
Addressing journalists when he visited the IDP camp shortly after the attack, he lamented that 70 persons had been buried in the local government alone in the last two weeks.
”It is an unfortunate development that what is happening, if the Federal government had taken proactive steps, today we would not be where we are,” he stated.
“In the last two weeks, we have buried over 70 persons in this local government alone.
“This is an unfortunate development and this is not acceptable. The Federal government has refused to take proactive steps to arrest this ugly situation that we are witnessing.
“You will recall that I alerted the entire nation when Fulanis met in Yola and declared that except we repeal the prohibition of the “Open grazing law, Benue will not know peace. I was targeted for assassination. That was done on me. It is only God that saved me.
“I did say they were going after my people and that the Federal government should arrest the leadership of Miyetti Allah that hosted that meeting. Up till today, nothing has been done. This is really unfortunate. It means we don’t have a government in place at the Federal level. We don’t have a government because if proactive steps were taken by arresting the Miyetti Allah leadership, this will not happen.
“For several years we have been calling on the Federal government to take proactive steps to address this matter, they have refused to.”