Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured the people of the state that his administration will continue to place priority on the security of lives, property and their general welfare.
He gave the assurance in his Easter message on Thursday.
He said the death and resurrection of Jesus were to make Christians draw closer to God so they could appreciate His abundant grace and mercy upon their lives in the face of adversities.
He encouraged people of the state not to lose hope as his administration was committed to bringing herdsmen attacks to an end to enable thousands of internally displaced persons currently in eight camps across the state to return home.
Governor Ortom expressed worry over the increasing number of children and other categories of people in IDPs camps.
He called on other Nigerians as well as corporate organisations to assist the Benue State government in managing the humanitarian crisis.
The governor urged the people of the state to continue to show love to one another as Christ Jesus taught his followers.
He said he believed that it was only when the people supported authorities in building a crime-free society that the government’s efforts of providing development and improved standard of living could fully be achieved.
The governor said he was confident that the current economic and security challenges would be overcome and the state would move onto the next level of development.
He admonished Benue people to pray for the innocent persons who recently lost their lives in Logo, Guma, Okpokwu and other parts of the state following herdsmen attacks, just as he called for continuous trust in God in the belief that things would get better.