Association of Izhi Media Workers condemns attack on Izhi people in Benue by herders

~ Calls for immediate intervention by security agencies

The Association of Izhi Media Workers has condemned in strongest terms the gruesome and senseless butcher of Izhi illustrious sons and daughters resident in Nwori Nduobashi in Addo Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the National President of the Association, Comrade Sunday Nwambam and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Boniface Nwankwo and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki on Sunday.

The Association said it was deeply saddened by the ugly development of the slaughter of the helpless and harpless cum peaceful citizens by the marauding herdsmen.

"We were in the early hours of today greeted with the bad news of the unfortunate attack on our people by the nomadic Fulani herdsmen leaving scores dead and others seriously injured. This attack is unbecoming and typifies the wicked mindset of the attackers, while we Condemn the attack, we pray God to grant those who lost their lives rest in his bosom and facilitate quick recovery of the injured"

While appealling to the Government of Benue State to rise up and protect the Izhi Nation in Benue State as part of its statutory responsibility to the citizens, the Association of Izhi Media Workers urged the Government to do all that is humanly possible to bring the perpetrators to book.

The Association also calls on the people and Government of Ebonyi State especially notable Stakeholders of Izhi land to come to the aid of their brothers and sisters by assisting in the payment of hospital bills of those who sustained injuries in the attack and provide relief materials to the survivors.

They however appealled to Security Agencies to swing into action by arresting the fleeing attackers to forestall reoccurrence.

Nwori Nduobashi is an aggrarian settlement of Izhi speaking people in Addo Local Government Area of Benue State.

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