NUJ desires UN to intervene in Benue disaster



    Youth in Benue protest killing of kinsmen
    Youth in Benue protest killing of kinsmen

    By Nicholas Dechi

    The Benue council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has known as on the United Nations (UN) to deploy its battle and peace constructing businesses to mediate within the spate of killings within the state.

    The council made this name in a communiqué signed by its Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Agber and made accessible to newsmen on Friday in Makurdi.

    The communiqué known as on the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to start the method of offering succour to victims of the latest killings in addition to serving to to peacefully resolve the dispute.

    It additionally known as for a media summit with related stakeholders to brainstorm on the attainable methods of addressing safety challenges in Benue.

    The communiqué urged individuals of the state to be safety acutely aware always and report unusual actions to legislation enforcement businesses.

    It condemned the Jan. 1 killings in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state, the act which was mentioned to have been carried out by herdsmen.

    The council lamented the disappearance of certainly one of its members, Mr Inalegwu Odeh, who had been reportedly lacking within the final three weeks.

    It known as on the safety businesses to accentuate search on his whereabouts.

    The communiqué, nonetheless, lauded Gov. Samuel Ortom for his proactive steps in dealing with the safety scenario within the state.