Journalists Condemn Attack on Gov Suswam



The Conference of Benue Journalists(CBJ) has condemned the Tuesday reported attack of Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, by an armed group suspected to be herdsmen militias.
The group in a press statement by it’s chairman, Emmanuel Iffer, On Wednesday in Abuja, strongly condemned the attack, and again called on President Goodluck Jonathan, to urgently take steps arrest the situation.
According to the Iffer, the situation is gradually taken a very dangerous dimension with the possibility of escalating into a full against the peace loving people of Benue.
“As a group, we totally condemned to sensely and dastardly act of aggression that is been perpetuated against the people of Benue, especially with the yesterday reported attack on the governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam, who was on his way to commiserate with victims of such attacks.
“President Goodluck Jonathan, must as a matter of urgency, must not only order the deployment of security personnel, but to ensure that the situation is brought under total control, before it becomes too late”.
The group further warned that failure to contain the attacks, was capable of a serious security challenge for the country, considering the place and location Benue state, as well as it’s proximity to the nation’s capital, Abuja.
“The continuation of these attacks, poses serious security situation, even for the nation’s capital, Abuja,because if Benue people decides to defend themselves, the outcome can best be imagined. It is also becoming clear that either the security personnel are either not capable, or not prepared to protect our people”. It added.
Similarly, the statement joined to the called for full investigation of allege involvement of some military personnel in some of the attacks, especially attacks in Jato Aka, Kwande local government area of the state, where some army personnel where said to have been apprehend by youths of the area.
“We also insist that a full scare investigation must be conducted into the alleged involvement of some army personnel in the attacks, especially in Jato Aka, Kwande, and the outcome must also be made public, as well as appropriate punitive measures taken”.



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