Mark Condemns Insecurity in Benue, Demands Policing of Crime Prone Areas
Worried by the increasing insecurity in parts of Benue state which has claimed scores of lives in recent time, immediate past President of the Senate Senator David Mark, at the weekend, condemned in strong terms the menace just as he tasked security operatives to rise up to the challenge.
A couple of days ago, unknown gunmen invaded a Police station in Ado local government area of Benue state during which four police men on duty were reportedly murdered while some ammunition were carted away.
In a similar bizarre circumstance, two students of Benue state Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, believed to be brothers were murdered in cold blood by gunmen suspected to be cultists..
Angered by the development, Senator Mark urged the citizens to cooperate with the security operatives " to fish out the perpetrators of these heinous crimes ".
He lamented that insecurity was taking a toll on the concerted efforts to attract development, saying that all hands must be on deck to end the menace.
Senator Mark therefore cautioned youths in the state to refrain from any act of criminality or violence because "you will be putting your lives and future in jeopardy.
"As future leaders, our youths should engage in something productive and meaningful . You cannot position yourselves as future leaders and deliberately destroying the proposed future. Enough is enough. A word is enough for the wise," Senator Mark counselled.