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David Mark Laments Fulani Killings of Benue People, Urges FG To Wade In

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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

next level.
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

each other”.
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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