Groups urges UN, AU to intervene in Benue Killings


Socio-cultural groups in Benue have called on the United Nations and the International community to come to the rescue of Benue indigenes over the spate of killings in the State.

Spokespersons for the group and President General of Mzough U-Tiv, Edward Ujege, made this known to newsmen after an emergency meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom.

“Benue people are law-abiding and have remained so even in the face of frequent armed provoked attack by the herdsmen.

“We want any assistance from anywhere in the world to avert the killings in Benue State. And we are calling on the United Nations, United States, European Union, African Union, and any other person to come to our aids,” Ujege said.

Ujege also challenged the Nigeria Police to visit Tombu village to be sure that the series of attacks carried out in the state were beyond communal crises as claimed.