By Scholastica JOSEPH, Makurdi
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed deep pains with the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, the government and people of the state over the massacre of scores of passengers burnt to death in Sokoto State.
The passengers were travelling from Sabon Birni local government area to Sokoto town before the bus they were travelling in was stopped around Gidan Bawa village, where the bandits blocked the road and set the vehicle ablaze.
The governor recalled with pains how Nigeria has been turned into a killing field by the bandits terrorising the country where innocent civilians looking for their daily needs are forced to live in perpetual fear.
He said that the boldness the terrorists are exhibiting daily across the country is a clear indication that the nation is in grave danger and stands the risk of losing out its sovereignty if urgent steps are not taken to eliminate them and keep Nigeria safe again.
The governor lamented the unprovoked attacks on various communities across the country saying the attacks were threatening the unity of Nigeria and weakening the faith of the citizens in their government.
He called on Nigerians to shun partisanship but join hands with government and security agencies to expose the terrorists to save Nigeria from these mindless killings by the blood thirsty aliens.
Ortom reiterated his earlier appeals to security agencies not to be deterred by the challenges of insecurity confronting the nation but to remain steadfast to protect the sovereign integrity of the nation by going all out to uproot the terrorists from the shores of Nigeria.