Daniel Onjeh, the APC candidate for the Benue South Senatorial district election in 2023, has condemned the attack by armed men on Igama village in Edumoga Ehaje community of Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state.
Reports recalls that gunmen on Sunday, invaded the community, killed over 30 persons, injured scores, and destroyed several houses.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, Onjeh, in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Media Director of his campaign organization, Prince Maxwell Ogiri, described the attack as one too many on the peaceful communities.
Onjeh urged the Federal and Benue State Governments to take urgent collaborative steps to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law
He also called on the government to equally put proactive measures in place to prevent a recurrence.
Onjeh further called on residents of Igama and other vulnerable communities of Benue State, to “rise to the occasion by exploiting all available means within the ambit of the law, to secure their communities from the recurrent attacks of sanguinary criminals and herdsmen”.
The APC senatorial hopeful enjoined the youths of Igama to beef-up security at the Ojapo Internally Displaced Persons Camp, where the survivors of the attack are temporarily taking refuge.