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#Killings: Stakeholders Meets To Tackle Insecurity Challenge In Benue State

Following the glaring deteriorating security situation in Benue State, members of the State National Assembly Caucus has on Wednesday has addressed a world press conference to tackle the menace.

Speaking, the leader of the caucus, senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, the Senate Minority Leader, Comrade Abba Moro, PhD. has called on the federal and state governments, and security agencies to rise up and live up to their responsibilities, to halt the unprovoked attacks and secure lives and properties of Benue people.

The Lawmakers vehemently expressed worries over the spate of killings and displacement in the state: Agatu, Guma, Makurdi, Gwer West, Apa, Otukpo and several other local government areas in the state and urged governments at all levels to urgently nip the menace in the bud to avert self-help by the people.

Stressing that no stone should be left unturned in cubbing the ugly situation in the communities, to guarantee safety of lives and properties, and ensure that those displaced,  IDPs return to their ancestral abode.

The caucus also condemned the illegal dissolution of elected councils in Benue State and installation of caretaker committees by the state government.

According to the stakeholders, the caretaker committees lacked the political will and legitimacy to confront the biting insecurity at the grassroots. They charged the state government to put in place democratically elected councils that can adequately handle security matters at the local government level.

The Senate Minority Leader, Comrade Abba Moro; senator representing Benue Northwest Senatorial District, Titus Zam; Member representing Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu Federal Constituency, Hon. Philip Agbese; Member representing Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency, Hon. Ojotu Ojema; Member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency, Dickson Tarkighir; and Member representing Gwer East/Gwer West Federal Constituency, Hon. Asema Achado,  Member representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Blessing Onuh were all  in attendance.

 

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