Benue Gov Condemns Killings, Calls for Investigation

George Okoh in Makurdi

The Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia, has condemned the unprovoked attack on Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State by  gunmen.

Scores of people have been reportedly killed in cold blood at Akpuuna village in Mbaterem, Ukum LGA by armed men suspected to be hoodlums.

Reacting to the development, Governor Alia in a press statement  said it is disappointing and quite disheartening to receive the news that innocent and law-abiding citizens have been attacked and killed in cold blood for a no cause.

He expressed total displeasure over what he described as a heinous crime and a grave sin against God and mankind, and directed security agents to arrest those behind the unlawful act and bring them to book.

The governor sent his words of condolence to those whose loved ones were killed in the attack and prayed God to comfort them.

He also called for calm and advised the people of Sankera to assist security agencies with useful information that would help to quell insecurity in the area.

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