Benue: Legislator laments killings, displacement of constituents by herdsmen 

The member House of Representatives, representing Kwande/Ushongo federal constituency, Hon. Terseer Ugbor, Monday, lamented the attack by herdsmen on Udeku village, in Mbaikyor council ward in Turan, Kwande local government area of Benue state.

He said it has resulted in the death of three persons, and that displacement of more than 2,000 persons.

Ugbor in a statement issued Monday by his media aide, Frederick Dagu, in reaction to the attack on Udeku Saturday, expressed worry over the continued attacks by herdsmen on his constituency, saying the invasion has led to killings, destruction of property and sacking of at least five council wards in the area. 

He implored security agencies to move in and end what he described as unwarranted attacks on the constituency.

 He also appealed to the government to provide relief materials to assist those displaced as a result of the attacks, saying many are living without means of sustenance. 

He said as a representative of his people at the National Assembly, he is ready to collaborate with security agencies, experts and stakeholders with ideas on the most effective approach to curb insecurity in the constituency.

“The people I represent are being killed senselessly, and without  any provocation by the invading herdsmen. I am willing to pursue any means within my constitutional authority to end the killings in my constituency,” he said.