President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idristo move immediately to Benue State to restore law and order and forestall the escalation of herdsmen-farmers crisis.
Buhari gave the order on Monday night, accord to a statement by police spokesman Jimoh Moshood.
The order came as more killings of innocent people by herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas in Benue State were reported.
In compliance with the order, Idris is moving into the troubled state with additional five units of Police Mobile Force (PMF).
On Sunday, the police chief deployed, among other security measures, five MOPOL units. There are now ten of them in the crisis areas.
More Units of the Police Special Forces, Counter Terrorism Units, and Conventional Policemen were also deployed to the State on Monday.