Friday Adakole Elijah: Stop the orgy of violence in Benue



Currently, Benue appears to be soaked in bloodbaths. It is equally enmeshed in the orgy of violence. It has become a killing field as the killing spree continues unabated. And it doesn’t look like there are concerted efforts aimed at stanching this unfortunate menace.

From Zaki-biam to Agatu, Apa to Katsinala, Gwer to Konshisha, Ogbadibo to Makurdi and logo to Oju, there is free flow of blood everywhere. Benue State has been enveloped by wars. And the wars are from both within and without.

It was like the late Reggae maestro, Bob Marley had Benue State in mind when he rolled out one of his hit songs in the eighties, “until the philosophy which holds man’s race is insignificant than the colour of his eyes, we said war…everywhere is war…”. Though his target was inequality of…



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