NUJ condemns carnage in Benue, Plateau, others
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zone ‘D’ North Central has condemned the killings as well as destruction of farm produce and shelters in Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue and Kogi states.
In a statement yesterday in Lafia, the body’s national vice president, Chief Wilson Bako, noted: “The killings have not only led to the sacking of indigenous farmers from their communities but had also have their houses and farm produce completely destroyed.”
He regretted that the ongoing mayhem had forced hundreds of children out of schools with most communities turning to ghost towns.
The union expressed fear that if the carnage persists, starvation could hit the zone and other parts of the federation.
Bako called on the Federal Government to end the carnage by deploying troops in the area.
“I call on all peace-loving Nigerians home and abroad to come out in one voice to condemn this bloodbath before it degenerates to something else,” he pleaded.
He appealed to the nomads to respect the sanctity of human life.