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Reps member extends support to herdsmen attack victims in Benue communities

Reps member extends support to herdsmen attack victims in Benue communities

In a show of humanitarian commitment marking his first 100 days in office, Hon. Pst Ojotu Ojema, Member representing Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency and Chairman, National Inland Waterways, on Monday visited the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp at Usha in the Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

The camp shelters victims of recurring Herdsmen attacks from Ogwumongbo, Ejima-gega, and Ejima-gochi communities.

During his visit, Pst Ojema expressed condolences for the unfortunate events that forced the residents from their ancestral homes. He pledged to work in conjunction with higher authorities to restore peace, allowing them to return to their communities.

The lawmaker reminded them of his commitment, voiced during his campaign, to uplift the three communities, emphasizing that unity is essential for meaningful development.

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Representatives from Ogwumongbo, Ejima-gega, and Ejima-gochi extended gratitude for the unprecedented visit. They emphasized the urgent need for peace, enabling them to rebuild their lives in their ancestral lands.

Community leaders, including Ngbede Imanche, Commander of Community Volunteer Guards, and Jerry, the Local Government Youth Leader, echoed these sentiments, underscoring the necessity of unity and warning against further divisions.

CSP Zimi Zama, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Agatu LGA, assured the community of tangible action, promising collaboration with sister security agencies to reinstate security in the troubled areas.

He also pledged to establish security structures in the three communities to instil confidence in residents returning home.

Before his visit to the IDP camp, Hon. Pst Ojema paid respects to HRH Chief Dahiru Sani, Oche’G’Usha, unveiling plans for his visit and providing funds for the IDPs.

Chief Dahiru Sani expressed gratitude and requested support for the installation of communication infrastructure in Usha, which would bolster security efforts in the region.

Reps member extends support to herdsmen attack victims in Benue communities

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