Benue Killings: Perpetrators Are Beasts, Insane, Says David Mark

Benue mapSenate President David Mark yesterday lamented that terrorists in Nigeria had degenerated to the level of beasts and gradually becoming insane.

The senate president stated this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.  Paul Mumeh, in Abuja while reacting to the latest round of killings in parts of Benue state which claimed hundreds of lives and properties.

Mark wondered how some Nigerians had suddenly lost their humanity and become cruel to one another even as he lamented that Nigeria was being decimated by their violent acts.

He said, “I cannot understand why people have resorted to killing each other at will without the slightest provocation.  This is not part of us. This is highly inhuman and unacceptable”.

He reminded Nigerians of the time-tested philosophy of Africans being their brothers’ keeper at all times, adding that “We are still one people created by the same God.  Neither religion nor politics or ethnicity should put asunder to our cherished peace and unity”.

Mark therefore called on security operatives to liaise with one another in order to come up with a synergy for result-oriented approach towards ending the killings.

He extended his condolence to the government and people of Benue state over the incessant attacks and called for proactive approach in order to avoid a future occurrence.

Specifically, the senate president requested the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assist the Benue State Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials to the victims now taking refuge in various camps across the state.

Mark also pleaded with his kinsmen to maintain peace and order as both the state and federal governments have resolved to halt the trend for peace and progress.