The Acting Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu, has yesterday cried out over another imminent attack on some communities in the State.
He revealed that security reports at his disposal showed that a huge number of armed mercenaries are currently in the Benue Valley and are scheming on how to launch simultaneous assault on five major communities.
Abounu said, “We have received security reports which indicated that large numbers of armed mercenaries have moved into the Benue Valley and had mapped out five different locations in Benue State to launch possible attacks on five major communities in the state simultaneously.”
“This development is absolutely worrisome and unhealthy to our state and we condemn it in totality. The reports further showed that the mercenaries would be carrying out their nefarious attacks on those communities occupied by people around the riverine areas of the state.
“Since we got this report, we have never rested on our oars. I have been meeting with all the heads of security formations in the state for us to find ways of stopping these people.”
He therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to urgently deploy more security agents to the State, and around all the border communities in order to prevent the attacks, and also to protect those living along the bank of the River Benue.