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Plateau, Benue killings, one death too many, says Obi

Obi's comment came against the backdrop of the ongoing attacks in Zurak village in the Wase local government area of Plateau State, where about 40 residents were reportedly killed.

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A former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, says the ongoing killings in Benue and Plateau States are deeply concerning.

Obi’s comment came against the backdrop of the ongoing attacks in Zurak village in the Wase local government area of Plateau State, where about 40 residents were reportedly killed.

Describing the attack as one too many, he asked the federal government to live up to its constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and property.

The former governor wrote on his X account: “One continues to be disheartened by the persistent reports of terrorist attacks across Plateau, Benue, and other parts of the country.”

Speaking further, he said; “The recent reports of an attack in Zurak village in Wase LGA of Plateau State, which has left about 40 people dead and many others hospitalized remain a very sad one, which must be condemned in strong terms.

“This adds to the growing number of these heinous attacks. These repeated attacks, particularly in Plateau, have become too many to make any discerning mind worrisome.

“Again, I call on the government to rise to its responsibilities of securing the lives and property of Nigerians with corresponding actions.

“Above all, we must take every necessary measure to drastically reduce insecurity in the nation by investing in the critical areas of human development, education, health, and lifting people out of poverty.”

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