Benue: How Okpoga, Ollo Crises Can Be Resolved – Lawmaker

Benue: How Okpoga, Ollo Crises Can Be Resolved - Lawmaker news

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The crises between Okpoga and Ollo communities in Okpokwu Local Government of Benue State require a joint effort to tame, Concise News report.

This counsel came from the member representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Francis Agbo on Sunday.

Agbo said this when he visited the two warring Benue State communities, this online news medium understands.

The crises has claimed many lives with properties worth millions of naira also damaged.

However, Agbo noted that all stakeholders must work together to fish out the sponsors of the crises.

“Every crisis has sponsors, we must try to get to the roots of this. We must strive to rid this Local Government of criminality and criminal elements,” he said.

“I am happy the Federal Government and the Benue State government have zero tolerance for crimes and criminalities.

“We shall synergize with the state government and relevant organizations, especially, the security agencies, to put a lasting end to this savage violence not just in Okpokwu but anywhere it raises its ugly head.”

In addition, Agbo said, “People who complained that the Governor traveled to America while Okpokwu was boiling, do not understand the workings of government.

“Wherever the Governor is, he can give orders and also attend to critical issues through his Deputy or any government official. Moreover, he has a capable deputy who is very sensitive to the plight of our people.

“My coming here is also on behalf of Governor Ortom , Deputy Governor, Engr. Abounu and Senator Abba Moro, who had traveled for international engagement that would be of immense benefit to the Benue family.”


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Egobiambu Emmanuel is a Mass Communication graduate from the University of Benin. He is a media enthusiast, loves reading and writing, and has a special interest in personal development. Emmanuel is a reporter with Concise News.

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