Bandits’ Attack: Gov Alia Condemns Killings


Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has condemned the recent attacks and murders in the State, assuring that his administration is determined to ensure the security of lives and property across the state.

Vowing not to relent in his efforts to end the spate of killings and butchery being perpetuated by criminal elements, Governor Alia said the State government will no longer condone the nefarious activities of the herders who maim and kill innocent Benue citizens in cold blood for no reasons.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula, said; “Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia has utterly condemned the unprovoked attacks on Ayilamo and Mbachohon communities in Logo and Gwer-West Local Government Areas by suspected armed herders.

“Governor Alia frowns at the nefarious activities of the herders who maim and kill innocent Benue citizens in cold blood for reasons which are difficult to grasp and pin down.

“He said Benue is an agrarian society whose economy is largely based on producing and maintaining crops and farmlands, and we cannot watch our people killed daily on their farmlands and their villages for a cause unknown to us.

“The governor who lamented cases of alleged herdsmen attacks on Benue communities leading to loss of lives and property said he will not rest until such barbaric acts are curtailed.”

According to the statement; “While sympathizing with the families of those who lost their loved ones in these attacks, Governor Alia called on security agencies in the state to quickly delve into the depths of the unfortunate situations and apprehend those suspected to be behind such attacks and bring them before the law.”

The Governor urged traditional rulers and youths in the state to be vigilant and report any suspicious move to the security agencies for prompt action.

Contacted on the reported incident, the Benue Police Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), Anene Sewuese Catherine, said she was yet to receive a detailed briefing on the unfortunate attacks and promised to reach out to the media as soon as that was done.

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