The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro, has condemned the killing of two pastors in Ochoro community on Saturday.
Pastors Moses Ijoko and Emmanuel Aleje, in Ochoro community in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State, both Igedes, were killed on Saturday by militiamen.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on New Media, Emmanuel Eche-Ofun John, Senator Moro condemned the unprovoked killing of the pastors and described the incident as very unfortunate. He said the pastors are agents of peace and light, and shouldn’t be targeted for elimination in such manner.
The Senator “urges security agents to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to book to serve as deterrent to others who would want to toe this ignoble path.
“The Comrade-Senator says he is working tirelessly with the State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and other stakeholders to bring to an end the lingering crisis between Oju and Konshisha, which has cost so many lives and properties worth millions of naira.
“He assures that the boundary between Bonta and Ukpute, which has been the bone of contention, will soon be demarcated for the restoration of permanent peace between the two LGAs.
“He appeals for calm and prays God to repose the souls of the murdered pastors”.