Abuja - Senate President, David Mark, has tasked security operatives to arrest culprits responsible for the recent killings in his homeland of Agatu local government area of Benue State.
According to his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, Mark reacted after he was briefed by some of his constituents on the development.
He expressed grief over the incident and wondered why his constituents would be killed continuosly by their supposed neighbors.
“This is condemnable. This guerrilla warfare must be stopped. All hands must be on deck to put an end to this. Whatever the issue is, resort to violence or killings cannot bring a solution," he said.
"We must come together and resolve the matter. This animalistic and barbaric act is condemnable by any right thinking members of the society” Mark added.
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He called for the establishment of a joint commission specifically to forestall further outbreak of violence and killings.
The Senate President also requested the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to help provide relief material to displaced persons in the area and pleaded with the people to remain law abiding as government finds solution to the crisis.
Scores of indigenes of Egba community in Agatu local government area of Benue state were on Monday ambushed and murdered in cold blood.
The assailant are believed to be Fulani herdsmen.
- CAJ News