By Bridget Ikyado
The PDP Publicity Secretary in Benue, Mr Bemgba Iortyom made the decision in a press release on Wednesday in Makurdi.
“Once once more, closely armed gunmen on Jan. 2, unleashed violence and mayhem on some rural communities in Benue.
“This time in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas (LGAs), killing a but to be decided variety of peasant farmers, ladies, kids and the aged inclusive.
“The assailants additionally visited arson on property of the locals on an enormous scale which can also be but to be estimated by way of financial worth.
“The Benue Chapter of the PDP completely condemns this barbaric act which qualifies by each commonplace as terrorism employed within the pursuit of an agenda which is genocide in character,’’ it said.
The occasion mentioned it was in alignment with the place of Gov. Samuel Ortom that the Federal Government should transfer shortly to supply safety to the folks of the state in addition to deliver the perpetrators of the acts of criminality to guide.
According to the PDP, gunmen violence towards farmers must be graded on identical stage with menace of Boko Haram insurgency and handled with an equally commensurate diploma of safety consideration.
“Evidence abound that the gunmen killing of Benue farmers, burning down their houses and destroying their farms, crops, farm produce and properties, don’t differ from Boko Haram insurgents in mode and technique of operation, in addition to extent of affect and devastation on their victims.
“We additionally use this chance to reaffirm our assist for the regulation prohibiting open grazing of livestock in Benue State because the surest antidote, each within the quick and lengthy phrases, to the menace of gunmen assault within the state.
“We urge Gov. Ortom to discover broad-based and bi-partisan approaches involving all segments of the Benue group in direction of bolstering inside cooperation measures for the effectiveness and sustainability of the regulation,’’ the assertion added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) remembers that about 20 individuals have been killed after some gunmen attacked communities in Guma and Logo LGAs on Tuesday. (NAN)