Thursday, 23 June 2016

David Mark raises alarm over killings and kidnappings in Benue


Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has raised alarm over the spate of murders, kidnappings and gang-related activities in parts of Benue State that have claimed scores of lives and properties in recent times.



Reacting to the death of a Catholic Priest, Reverend Father John Adeyi in the hands of kidnappers who abducted him for the past 60 days, Senator Mark said the upsurge in criminal activities have reached an intolerable level.

He wondered what a harmless Catholic Priest would do to deserve this kind of dehumanization and eventual murder by the kidnappers.


The former Senate President urged the Catholic Community, especially the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that Father Adeyi was a true servant of God who gave his all to win souls for Christ for Man’s salvation.

A worried Senator Mark stated that even as he mourns the death of Adeyi in the hands of kidnappers, news filtered into town that another of his constituent and a Catholic Priest with Kano Catholic Diocese, Reverend Father Julius Inalegwu was abducted in the early hours of Thursday in Kano State.

Senator Mark therefore implored the Inspector General of Police and other Security operatives to do all that is needed to bring the perpetrators to justice forthwith.

An angry Senator Mark who represents Benue South Senatorial District in the Senate stated: ” my constituents feel unsafe in their homes, at their businesses, while going about social activities or places of worship”.


He noted that the primary goal of any government is to ensure security and welfare of citizens, saying it is incumbent on leaders at all levels to secure the citizens.

Senator Mark however tasked his people to be security conscious at all times, adding that they need to cooperate with police to fish out criminals in order to guarantee a safe environment for people to go about their legitimate businesses unmolested.

Signed:
Paul Mumeh
Media Assistant to Senator David Mark.


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