By Vera Enenche
The president of Idoma National Forum, INF, Barrister Amali Adoya Amali has warned politicians from the Idoma enclave to stop arming Idoma youths ahead of any election.
Amali identified the ongoing security hiccups in the land to the weapons given to the some youths during political campaigns to scare their opponents.
Amali specifically frowned at the cases of kidnapping in the land, which, according to him is a borrowed habit.
He gave this warning at the just concluded Idoma Day in University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Saturday.
The out-spoken lawyer made reference to the abduction and murder of the Vicar General of Otukpo Diocese, Rev Fr. John Adeyi as the height insecurity in Benue South senatorial district.
His words, “We have recorded situations where politicians have armed some youths during political campaigns and have left those arms in their hands, whom they have abandoned after winning their elections. These youths now go out hungry and armed to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
“The Idoma person by nature is not violent and what we have witnessed in the recent time is just not our character and totally condemnable. The Idoma person is very intelligent and hardworking. Little wonder we have arguably, the most educated family in Africa. The Amamli family with nine professors and seven other PHD holders; working hard to attain the feat too.
"Of the nine professors, four of the wives are also professors. That feat was not achieved by violence but by intelligence and hard work.
We have the best in military, entertainment, sports, religion what more can we ask god? we should therefore not allow politics and insincerity to bring us down,” he added.