By NBF News

FORMER Benue State governor, George Akume, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to use security agencies to stop the violence allegedly unleashed against members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) across the state before the security situation in Benue nosedived.

Also, Benue State governorship candidate of the ACN, Prof. Steve Ugba, has stated that the use of violence to intimidate ACN supporters in Benue would not yield any results, as the party was committed to peaceful campaigns and elections.

The two leaders spoke in Gboko at the weekend when they visited the homes of ACN supporters burnt down in the town by some political opponents of the party in the area.

Senator Akume said Benue State did not deserve the political violence being perpetrated by unidentified political thugs as it heads towards elections.

He said the ACN believed in the capacity of security agencies to track down those responsible for torching a restaurant in Gboko Government Reserved Area, GRA, owned by an ACN supporter, Mrs. Mlumun Onov and the private residence of Mr. Terhemen Tough in Yandev area of Gboko.