Following the continuous killings witnessed in Benue state, chairman of Agbaduma Development Association (AGA), Makurdi branch, Benjamin Eigege has called on the state and federal governments to deploy security men to Aila community.
Concise News reports that Eigege says the measure is to save lives of the people of Aila in Egba ward in Agatu local government area, Benue south from total elimination by suspected militias.
He says the suspected militia have so far killed 10 persons in Aila and set houses ablaze, with hundreds of people rendered homeless.
A statement made available to newsmen in Makurdi Wednesday, Eigege says that the lingering crisis assumed a more dangerous dimension on March 18th when an Aila man Nghede Ibrahim was shot dead in a fishing pond by suspected militia from Egba an adjoining village.
He says while the acting chairman of Agatu Local Government Council Alhaji Oyigbocho visited Aila community to calm fray nerves and pleaded against reprisal attacks; some suspected militia stormed Aila community and killed 9 persons immediately he left.
“They set over a hundred houses on ablaze and property worth millions destroyed,” says Eigege.