The Senator representing the good people of Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade

, today, 1st July, moved a Motion on the floor of the Senate to draw the attention of the Senate and the Federal Government to the attacks on Benue South communities by suspected herdsmen. The attacks, which happened in Echori and Itakpa communities in Obi LGA, Benue State, resulted in the death of 13 persons and displacement of hundreds of others.

Presenting his case in the Upper Legislative Chamber, Senator Moro lamented the unfortunate incidents and called for an immediate end to the unprovoked attacks on his people.
The Motion, which was to be read on the 11th of June but stepped down till today, read;
“The Senate
Notes with grave concern the recent twin attacks of suspected Fulani herdsmen on two communities of Echori and Itakpa of Obi Local Government Area of Benue South Senatorial District of Benue State, on the 10th of May, 2020 and 1st of June, 2020 respectively.”
“Notes further with sadness thirteen persons;
Innocent Joseph and
Tony Ogbu Alapa,
and 11 others;
Abe Igo,
Sunday Atubu,
Steven Okwute,
Okwu Joshua,
Ogo Imuila Ogbu,
Friday Adekpe Ola,
Mrs. Cecilia Onah,
Onah Ogaga AKA Orisha,
Linus Udor, Sunday Okarike,
and Enokela Ameh
were mowed down by the Marauders.”
“Saddened that this is one in a series of attacks and kidnappings carried out by the herdsmen in Communities in Benue South Senatorial District, leaving in their wakes, loss of lives and wanton destruction of properties.”
“More saddened that as at today, no single person, out of the perpetrators of the heinous attacks, has been apprehended.”
“Accordingly, the Senate resolves to;
1. Urge the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies to carry out a comprehensive investigation of these dastardly attacks with a view to arresting the perpetrators;
2. Urge the federal government to mount Comprehensive Surveillance at the affected areas to proactively detect and
deter further future attacks;
3. Urge the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies, as a matter of national emergency necessity, to review their operational mechanism with a view to being more proactive;
4. Request the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately mobilize relief materials to those many persons displaced by these recent attacks in Echori and Itakpa Communities;
5. Request the Senate to observe a minute silence in honour of the deceased persons.”
Emmanuel Eche-Ofun John,
SA (New Media) to the Senator

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