David Mark Laments Fulani Killings of Benue People, Urges FG To Wade In
Former President of the Senate Senator David Mark has urged the federal
government to wade into the unabating blood bath in Benue state on
account of the farmers and Fulani herdsmen clashes.
Scores of persons were reported to have been murdered in cold blood when
gunmen invaded Logo, Turan, Mbagber, Yonov , Tombo, Varser and Anyin in
Logo and Ukum local government areas of Benue state a few days ago.
Reacting to the deteriorating security situation today, Senator Mark
decried the continued invasion of communities in Benue state by suspected
armed herdsmen which have claimed many lives and properties worth
millions of naira .
A worried Mark stated:”Enough of the blood bath. Enough of this massacre.
This war is senseless and needless .Why should we continue to kill
ourselves and destroy our hard earned properties.
” It is time federal government steps in to salvage the situation. It has
become too worrisome and truly intolerable.
Senator Mark lamented that the ugly situation has continued to deny the
nation both human and material resources needed to take the country to the
He stressed :” Benue state government must as a matter of urgency liaise
with the federal government to salvage the situation.
” Whatever the bone of contention may be , resorting to self help or
taking another’s life cannot be a way out of the quagmire. We must live
like civilized human beings. ”
He reminded the combatants that there are established channels including
the National Assembly for the aggrieved to seek redress instead of taking
the laws into their hands.
Senator Mark for the umpteenth time calls for harmonious relationship
irrespective of ethnic or religious differences, adding that ” we would be
adding value to ourselves if we cohabit peacefully and harmoniously with
In the same token, Senator Mark requested the National Emergency
Management Agency ( NEMA) to send relief materials to the displaced
persons in various camps in Benue state to bring succour to the victims.
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