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Herdsmen killings: APC flays Wike’s N200m relief to Benue victims

By Egufe Yafugborhi

ALL Progressives Con-gress (APC) has faulted Governor Nyesom Wike on his administration’s compassionate donation of N200Million to victims displaced by herdsmen menace in Benue State, describing the action as a show of “primitive hypocrisy”
Rivers APC in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, noted that Wike has not shown as much compassion to bereaved families of several persons killed and as many persons displaced by similar criminal killings and violence in Rivers state.
 “River APC is shocked that whereas victims of killings and criminality in various parts of Rivers State are licking their wounds and wondering where help will come their way, Wike has gone to donate N200 million of Rivers money to victims of killings in Benue State.

“Lofty as the gesture seems, however, what the governor has only succeeded in doing is a classical and wanton display of primitive hypocrisy of the worst type,” the party stated.

The party recalled that, “Beyond the highly politicised, self-serving and half-hearted visits to Omoku recently, Governor Wike has  ignored killings in various parts of Rivers, especially in the local government area of his PDP national chairman – Andoni.

“The governor has neither mentioned nor visited Ajakajak and other Andoni villages where several persons have been gruesomely killed up till January, 2017. Why has he not visited victims of killings in Rivers and donate to their welfare, but chose to travel to distant Benue to display crass duplicity? APC demands an answer from Wike.

“Quite disappointing is the fact that some prominent Rivers indigenes (some of whose people are being killed here in the state) joined the governor to Benue and even prayed at the graveside of victims while their own people are being killed without any intervention by Wike”


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