from Ihegazie Hope Chidinma
the senator representing benue south, Moro Patrick Abba has solicited for the intervention of the federal government concerning the militia attack at Okokolo in Agatu local government area of Benue State.
Abba made this call on Thursday 18th July at the national assembly on his motion which was seconded by senator representing Benue north east, Suswam Gabriel Torwua and senator representing Oyo south, Balogun Kola Ademola.
Abba noted that Agatu local government has suffered untold hardship due to persistent clashes between herdsmen and farmers, adding that the protracted crisis within the settlements presently will result in food shortage across the nation as the food basket of the nation since farmers are finding it increasingly unsafe to go to their farms for fear of attack.
He further explained that on the 30th of June 2019, that there was an attack on the constituents in a church in okokolo town in Agatu government area which led to the death of over 25persons and has caused fear among the settlers leading to them deserting their homes.
Some of us are dying for lack of food because the villagers has been warned not to go to their farms, adding that, we do not have any school anymore apart from some private schools while we use to have about 21 schools in that area before and we have more than 60 thousand orphans.
He therefore urged the federal government to intervene, explaining that the state government and some NGO’s has tried their best but to no avail.