25 June 2024

Herdsmen: Idoma stakeholders kick, announce plans to end attacks

Herdsmen: Idoma stakeholders kick, announce plans to end attacks

Following the recent wanton killings in the Benue South Senatorial District by suspected Fulani herdsmen, prominent sons and daughters of the Idoma kingdom have met in Otukpo to proffer a solution to the incessant attacks.

The emergency meeting, which was organized by the Och’Idoma, His Royal Majesty, Agaba-Idu Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John followed the killing of over 45 persons in Otukpo Local Government Area on Wednesday last week.

According to a statement issued on Monday by Onuminya Samuel Odoba, Chief Palace Scribe and Media Aide to Och’Idoma, after a thorough deliberation on the security crisis, a high-powered and expert committee was set up immediately to look into the matter.

He said amongst other resolutions, it was resolved that a specific day would be fixed for all sons and daughters of the kingdom worldwide to embark on prayer and fasting.

The stakeholders also agreed that “the youths and communities would be engaged and sensitized not to take laws into their hands. But to always stay vigilant for odd faces and strange movements within their communities.

“To set up an Idoma Local Orientation Platform to champion the Idoma Unity drive, especially through arts and poetries.

“Before we collectively stand firm on our common grounds, we MUST learn to stay united with a clear understanding of the essence of brotherly unity, love, fairness, and equity.”

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