He said this is not the time for the people to sleep with both eyes closed as armed herdsmen terrorists have not stopped their unprovoked attacks on people of the state. He added that there is simply a calculated attempt aimed at killing the defenseless people of the communities.
Rev. Akpen Leva, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Benue State Chapter, reminded the people of the state on Saturday that the killer herdsmen have not stopped their unprovoked attacks on the people of the state.
It was recalled that suspected terrorists killed 15 people in the state’s Logo Local Government Area on Thursday last week.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Akpen Leva, through his Director of Media, Samuel Tyav, warned residents of the state not to sleep with their eyes closed because daredevil terrorists are not willing to give them a breathing space.
He urged the people of the state to look for legitimate means of protecting and defending themselves under such circumstances.
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While condemning the unprovoked attacks and loss of lives in the affected communities, he admonished security operatives to rise up and arrest the blood thirst herdsmen to face the full wrath of the law.
He praised Governor Samuel Ortom for his prompt response to the attacks and urged him to remain focused on the security of his people’s lives and property, just as he had.
commiserated with Rev. Asongo Adure, Vice President of the NKST Church, and the pastors of NKST Mchia and Mou, as well as the other victims’ families
Rev. Leva urged Christians in the state to rededicate themselves to prayer as a deliberate way of seeking the face of God for divine intervention and for the state’s and country’s overall insecurity.