A member of the Benue State House of Assembly representing Logo constituency, Hon. (Dr) Terna-kester Kyenge, PhD, has condemned the continuous attacks of fulani herdsmen in the state.
The lawmaker who made this condemnation when he visited Logo today to commiserate with the families of those who were killed by the herdsmen yesterday described the attacks as gruesome and barbaric.
Terna-Kester also called for peace and restrain, urging the state and federal governments to intervene in arresting the culprits and bring relief to the displaced.
It would be recalled that six persons including a community leader were killed in Gabo, Nenzev and one in Turan Council Wards in Logo LGA yesterday afternoon in an attack by the Fulani Herdsmen.
Terna-Kester who went to the place to commiserate with the bereaved families also met with the Council leadership, traditional rulers and Security agencies to find lasting solutions to the insurgency.
During the visit, the lawmaker who received the mutilated corpses also addressed hundreds of displaced persons including women and children, saying that he would not rest until a lasting solution is found to the problem.
It would be recalled that Terna-Kester had few months ago visited some places in Gaambe-tiev, Logo LGA affected by the recent Fulani herders attack.
During the solidarity visits, the Lawmaker who went to Mbagber and Ukemberagya/Tswarev wards expressed dismay at the spate of damage visited by this invaders.
Addressing hundreds of displaced persons who thronged out from their hideouts at Uwev Gov in Mbagber ward, Dr. Kester Kyenge decried the spate of unprovoked attacks and commiserated with them over the wanton loss of lives and destruction of property.
Furthermore, he prayed God to console those who lost loved ones during the sustained attacks by the cattle marauders.
At Tse Indyerkaa and Jootar in Ukemberagya/Tswarev ward, the Lawmaker who looked distressed promised to present the plight of his affected constituents on the floor of the State Assembly.
He lamented the absence of security personnel and camps to cater for the thousands of internally displaced persons whose only source of livelihood as farmers had been destroyed.
Hon. Kyenge had some time last year moved a Motion of urgent importance compelling the state government to intervene in providing succour and deploy security to avert this sad re-occurrence.
BENUE KILLINGS: HON. KESTER KYENGE CONDEMNS CONTINUOUS ATTACKS BY HERDSMEN
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