Benue Government speaks on Boko Haram kingpin heading its security outfit


The Benue State Government has reacted to report of a former Boko Haram kingpin heading the state’s security agency ‘the Livestock Guard’.

Report emerged during the week that a former Boko Haram suspect, who was arrested and detained by the police seven years ago, and later escaped, Alhaji Ali Teshaku, is currently heading the security outfit in the state.

According to Sun, the same man is today the head of Benue State local security agency, the Livestock Guards.

Benue State livestock Guards is an outfit created by the state government following the enactment of its anti-open grazing law.

Reacting to the report, a Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, debunked the allegation.

He told the newspaper, “This matter you are pursuing is not necessary at this time.

“After all, we inherited him from the previous government and the man has been granted amnesty.

“This is a security issue, but if you want further explanation, you can come over and I will arrange for you to talk to the security people.”


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