Al-Makura condemns attack on Benue community



GOVERNOR Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has condemned the recent attack on Tse-Ikpur community in Logo Local Council of Benue State.

Al-Makura urged the perpetrators of such devilish attack to desist from such act and allow government settle down to provide the needed dividends of democracy.

Speaking through a press statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ahmed Tukur, the governor described the attack as “wicked”, and an act that would not be tolerated by his government.

Al-Makura, who urged the security agencies to investigate the attack on innocent Nigerians, called for increase in surveillance along border communities to avoid spread of the attack to neighbouring communities and states.

He advised concerned parties and individuals to desist from killings and destruction of property in times of disagreement, but to seek dialogue and constitutional means of resolving differences.

Al-Makura said that as neighbours to Benue State, the people and government of Nasarawa State share in their grief and warned such perpetrators to stay clear of Nasarawa State.

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  • Mohammed Eibo

    Gov Tanko should not play politics with human lives, how can these attacks have been going on either in Benue or Plateau states to say the least, i totally disagree with his press statement for many reasons. common these wanton killings and maiming is not necessary at all,and where are the perpetrators coming? the gov should be seen making frantic efforts in ensuring surveillance. One day all human must give account for our stewardship whether we like or not, its a must for the sake of truth which they say is indeed sacred but one day with peoples’ prayers the almighty Allah will expose those behind this inhumane act. The Gov should intensify efforts to bring the perpetrators to book that is what the whole world want to hear with their confessional statements, as executive gov.his primary responsibility is to protect lives and property which he sworn with Holy Qur’an to do. He does not need reminding him at all. But one thing is sure in life is change, what the Benue people are going through can never be forever; never.- ubi jus ubi remidium