Peace loving Benue state has been constant in the news in the past few days due to the killings by suspected herdsmen in the state
Prominent local and international organisations have expressed outrage over the killings, the Economic Community of West African States, also known as ECOWAS has expressed solidarity with the governor and people of the state
The Economic Community of West African States, also known as ECOWAS has expressed solidarity with the governor and people of Benue state over the recent attacks by suspected herdsmen. ECOWAS described the killings as a ‘calamity,’ in a letter written to Governor Samuel Ortom
The letter which was written by the ECOWAS head of protocol, Steve Onwuka, on Wednesday, January 10, said the incident “could have been avoided in some other climes.”
Onwuka wrote: “Much as I know that you could not have opted for such calamity, you should know that the worth of your leadership is put to test by the way you address wicked problem situations of this nature and still manage to deliver leadership dividends to your subjects.
“These are the unseen and unscripted content of the oath of office you have sworn to. This is, indeed, the test of leadership.”
He prayed for God to grant Governor Ortom the wisdom to address the situation and prayed that the souls of those killed find permanent rest in the bosom of the Almighty.