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Methodist Archbishop speaks on herdsmen killings in Benue, Taraba

April 14, 2018 8:29 PM
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The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, the Most Rev. Joseph Oche-Job, has called for a determined action from the Federal Government to stop the lingering senseless killings by suspected herders in Benue and Taraba.

Oche-Job made the call on the sidelines of the 24th Annual Synod Diocese in Abuja on Saturday.

He also urged the government to replicate the kind of action it had taken to “subdue Boko Haram in the North East’’ in the Middle Belt where Nigerians are being slaughtered.

“We had thought that after over 73 persons were slaughtered and buried in a mass grave in one day in Benu, the killings would come to an end.

“But on Thursday we heard that 62 others had been killed again in Benue.

“So, we want the Federal Government and the security agencies to make sure that the people of Taraba and Benue live in peace,’’ he said.

The Methodist cleric added that the theme of the 2018 synod, “Strive for Peace and Holiness’’, was carefully chosen to emphasise the need for holiness among Nigerians and peace in the country.


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