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Tackle Boko Haram, herdsmen killings now, Ihator charges FG

By Festus Ahon
—AN indigene of Abavo, Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State, Mr Ijeoma Ihator has called on the Federal Government to take a more decisive action to tackle the problem of Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen menace ravaging and killing innocent Nigerians.

One of the victims being taken to the hospital

Ihator who made the call while narrating how his uncle, Pastor Igwe Okoro of Christ Chosen Kingdom Church in Damaturu, Yobe State, the wife Mrs Faith Okoro, two of his cousins and other worshippers were killed on October 29, 2013 by Boko Haram insurgents, lamented that the attack has brought so much pains to their family.

He said:  “As I talk to you now, my cousin, Uzoma Okoro who my uncle, Pastor Igwe Okoro sent to buy fuel before the church was bombed has fled the country for fear of insecurity.”

Lamenting that their family has not recovered from the shock, he said: “So many other families like ours have been plunged into untold hardship due to killing of their breadwinners either by Boko Haram or herdsmen.

“I therefore, appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari not to handle these issues of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen that are killing and maiming innocent Nigerians with kid gloves”, he said.

Speaking further, Ihator told Nigerians to also assist the Federal Government to tackle the menace by volunteering information which could help in addressing the problem of insecurity being faced in the country to security agencies.


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