Sunday, 24 May 2015

#Catholic Bishop charges incoming Benue Governor on Security

Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Rt Rev ( Dr) Wilfred Anagbe, has urged the incoming governor of Benue state, Dr Samuel Ortom, to put security issue top on his priority  as he takes on the reins of power this week.

Anagbe who gave the advice during his sermon  at a thanksgiving service held in honour of the Governor-elect at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral  stressed the need for Ortom to handle all problems with the power of the Holy Ghost, opining that Benue people have been killed by herdsmen for no just cause.

“Our people don’t need to face security challenges from the Fulani anymore; in the middle of March, Fulani killed over 80 people in Agatu, nobody has spoken, not Federal Government, not the state government.”

Anagbe who expressed concern over the incessant killing of the a benue people by Fulani herders maintained that during the times of Jesus, diseases were sent away from human beings into over 2000 pigs which died but here, the Fulani say cows are more important than human beings.

The Bishop who opined that greed, avarice and materialism have impoverished the people also appealed to the incoming Governor to swiftly pay salaries being owed workers in the state as soon as he takes over to alleviate the suffering of civil servants in the state and restore hope of the people in government.

“Last week, I was in Ikpayongo and I said what is the fault of the people. What is the crime of the civil servants? Are other workers not their equals? Let us be seen as best among equals”, Anagbe said.

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