Muslim herdsmen who mainly belong to the Fulani ethnic group often clash with Christian farmers over land in the remote middle belt region.
Police statement released by CSP Jimoh Moshood said Buhari ordered the IGP to relocate "to Benue State to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating and spreading in the State".
Chief Ayo Adebanjo, an Afenifere chieftain has weighed in on the recent killings by Fulani Herdsmen in Benue state, stating that the president is "Confused" and "should be ashamed of himself". The full weight of the law will be applied on anyone arrested for being responsible for the mayhem in the affected areas in the state. Abdulrahman Dambazau, in Abuja on Monday.
Ortom, who was joined by his Taraba counterpart, Darius Ishaku, declined to give details of the strategies, saying it was a security matter not meant for public consumption.
Hundreds of people have been killed in various attacks by herdsmen in Nigeria's central states of Benue, Nasarawa, and Plateau, in the past one year. The security men should apprehend perpetrators and prosecute them.
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Noting that soldiers were deployed against agents of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Niger Delta militants among others, he said the hesitation to send soldiers after the heavily armed herdsmen stood truth in its head.
"There is no point politicising these killings; it is the responsibility of all Nigerians to eliminate the criminality that is resulting in the killings", Ortom said.
The governor also said Buhari had been carrying out some investigations to know the next line of action to take on the situation.
However, he said he would not support the federal government's plan to establish cattle colonies until he understood the concept.
"Why will President Muhammadu Buhari send police to Benue, why not the military?"