Time for action is now – James Oche

It is no longer news that the Idoma nation is presently going through one of it’s darkest moments in history. From the national economic crunch cascading down to the people on the homeland to gross insecurity occasioned by unmitigated kidnappings with a lack of headlong proactive measures by the relevant governmental and security authorities to arrest the ugly situation  calls for serious introspection. With the above, it is difficult to choose which particular heinours act to lament. 

There are all retrogressive to the homeland. Particularly noteworthy is the activities  the marauding herdsmen that has turned our rich green fields of Agatu into grounds of agony,  the Okpoga killings, the Otukpo youth massacres.

But the height of it all is the advent of kidnappings which took the life of one of our most intellectually endowned clergies, the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese Of Otukpo, Rev. Dr. John Adeyi.

For us, as the entire world eulogizes and continue to speak good of the Reverend gentleman, the government of Benue State is duty bound to ensure at all cost that those behind this heinous crime are brought to book. We will not be satisfied with mere lip service and colourful burial.
Nothing else will be more injurious to the Idoma nation than burying the truth with the corpse.

We therefore call on the Governor of Benue State to as a matter of urgency give this a more proactive approach. 

The soul of Reverend Father John Adeyi can never rest until justice  is served.

We mourn the exit of a true Homelander, defender of truth and morality who was a consistent  ambassador of peace and an undisputed  mentor to our generation NEXT.


Udeh Adole
Media Officer.

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