By Friday Ogangwu
The House of Assembly Member representing the good people of Apa in the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon Abu Umoru, has condemned the continuous killing of members of his constituency by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen.
Reacting to the Tuesday’s attack on Odugbo and Ikobi communities of Apa local government, resulting in the death of four persons. Hon Abu Umoru described the act as babaric and provocating.
He wondered why the armed herdsmen have continue to kill innocent farmers on their farmland and called on the security agencies to rise up to the occasion and arrest the ugly enterprises of the killer herdsmen who are busy killing farmers in their farms.
Abu lamented that the ugly trend by Fulani herdsmen, if not urgently checked could lead to food scarcity and lamented that four attacks have been recorded and over nine people killed in Odugbo and Ikobi communities alone .
He appealed to government to prioritize safety of her citizens as enshrined in the constitution.
“Am deeply pained by this sad trend, the invaders must stop this madness and vacate our land unconditionally to enable farmers return back to their farms immediately”, Abu cried.
The House member advocated the establishment of a unit of Nigeria army or a Mobile police formation to guarantee safety along Apa,Otukpo ,Gwer west and Agatu boundaries to be stationed at Odugbo or Ikobi.
He decried the incessant attacks and killings of his people and demanded a complete end to the situation even as he appeal’s for calm reiterating his support for anti open grazing law been implemented by the Benue state government. He commended Gov. Samuel Ortom for his unrelenting efforts to save the state from invaders.