Benue Lawmaker, Hon. Kester, Visits Affected Areas Of Fulani Attacks In Logo
By Abiodun Oluwarotimi
A member of the Benue State House of Assembly representing Logo constituency, Hon. Terna-kester Kyenge, PhD, on Friday visited some places in Gaambe-tiev, Logo LGA affected by the recent Fulani herders attack.
During the solidarity visits, the Lawmaker who went to Mbagber and Ukemberagya/Tswarev wards expressed dismay at the spate of damage visited by this invaders.
Addressing hundreds of displaced persons who thronged out from their hideouts at Uwev Gov in Mbagber ward, Dr. Kester Kyenge decried the spate of unprovoked attacks and commiserated with them over the wanton loss of lives and destruction of property.
Furthermore, he prayed God to console those who lost loved ones during the sustained attacks by the cattle marauders.
At Tse Indyerkaa and Jootar in Ukemberagya/Tswarev ward, the Lawmaker who looked distressed promised to present the plight of his affected constituents on the floor of the State Assembly.
He also promised to petition government to disarm the Fulani herders and also bring quick intervention and succour to the community.
Kester lamented the absence of security personnel and camps to cater for the thousands of internally displaced persons whose only source of livelihood as farmers had been destroyed.
Responding, the sacked villagers applauded Hon. Kester’s uncommon commitment to duty and observed that his on the spot assessment visit to the area had brought hope to the deprived community.
They were happy that the Lawmaker who was once Chairman of the local government, has taken time to physically visit the very remote of the attacked places to offer palliatives.
It would be recalled that Hon. Kyenge had some time last year moved a Motion of urgent importance compelling the state government to intervene in providing succour and deploy security to avert this sad reoccurrance.
He was accompanied on the visit by some stakeholders including Rev Hon. Samuel Aluga, Hon. Aondolumun Ulaha, Hon Terkem Ukusa and Pastor Nyianshima among many others.