BY JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU
ABUJA – SENATE President, David Mark has described terrorists and those behind the violence and killings of innocent Nigerians as beasts and insane as they waste the lives of innocent Nigerians without justification.
Senator Mark lamented over the unabating violent crimes claiming numerous lives and properties across the country.
The Senate President who was reacting to the latest attacks in parts of Benue state which claimed hundreds of lives and properties, wondered how some Nigerians have suddenly become so wicked and cruel to one another and degenerating to beasts and people that were insane.
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.”
Mark in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, reminded Nigerians that they were still one people created by the same God, adding, “neither religion nor politics nor ethnicity should put asunder to our cherished peace and unity.”
He tasked security operatives to collaborate with one another in order to work out a synergy for result – oriented approach towards ending the killings.
The Senate President sympathized with the government and people of Benue state over the incessant attacks and called for proactive approach in order to avoid a repeat occurrence.
Senator Mark specifically requested the National Emergency Management Agency, NAMA, to help the Benue State Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials to the victims who were taking refuge in various camps across the state.
He also pleaded with his Benue state kinsmen to maintain peace and order as both the state and federal governments have resolved to halt the trend for there to be peace and progress in the area.