Immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark, has urged the federal government to move swiftly to end the continuing deadly attacks in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Scores of persons were recently murdered when armed herdsmen invaded Logo, Turan, Mbagber, Yonov, Tombo, Varser and Anyin in Logo and Ukum local government areas of the state.
In recent months, Benue has been the epicenter of mass killings allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen with hundreds, including women and children, believed to have been killed in the bloodbath this year alone.
Reacting to the deteriorating security situation in his home state on Wednesday, Mr. Mark decried the continued invasion of Benue communities by armed herdsmen.
“Enough of the blood bath. Enough of this massacre. This war is senseless and needless. Why should we continue to kill ourselves and destroy our hard-earned properties?” Mr. Mark said in a statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh.
“It is time federal government steps in to salvage this situation. It has become too worrisome and truly intolerable”, he added.
The former Senate president said Benue state government must as a matter of urgency liaise with the federal government to salvage the situation from deteriorating any further.
“Whatever the bone of contention may be, resorting to taking another’s life cannot be a way out of the quagmire. We must live like civilized human beings”, Mr. Mark stressed.