PDP officials visit Benue, donate relief materials to victims of herdsmen clash.

Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday, visited Benue state to commiserate with the victims of the New Year day attack in Guma Local Government Area of the state.

This is coming after herdsmen massacred not less than 75 people in two villages in Guma Local governments of the state on New Year day.

The opposition party also donated relief materials worth millions of Naira to the Internally displaced persons in a bid to ameliorate the suffering they have been forced to embrace due to the sacking of their communities by rampaging herdsmen.

The State’s Attorney General, Ken Gusah, who received them on behalf of the Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, thanked the party for their generosity.

The items that were donated to the victims include: mattresses, bedsheets, clothes, food stuff and toiletries.

The National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus commiserated with the Governor and said during the visit that it is in the culture of the Peoples Democratic Party to align with the downtrodden.

The party also charged the security operatives to stop at nothing in apprehending those responsible.

In another development, the former Senate president and senator representing Benue Central in the national assembly, David Mark, urged the federal government to arrest the perpetrators of the attack as their identity is well known.

The Senator stated that the federal government’s decision to implement cattle colonies across the nation is a welcome development that would help ease tension between herdsmen and local farmers.

He however said that it should not be implemented now.


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