By Lawrence Audu
* Donates relief Materials to Victims.
The Executive Chairman of Otukpo Local Government, Chief George Alli, on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, has paid a condolence visit to Okpokwu Local Government Area over last week’s attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Omusu community.
Chief Alli who is the first local government council boss to extend such gestures, was received by his Okpokwu LG Counterpart, Hon. Olofu F. Ogwuche where he donated relief Materials to the victims.
Speaking at the event, Hon. Alli said:
“I and my team are here to sympathize with our brothers and sisters in Okpokwu, particularly the people of Omusu over the unfortunate Fulani herdsmen attack on their community. Whatever affects Okpokwu also affects us in Otukpo because we share common boundary and have shared the table of brotherhood for ages.
“We have also come with a little token of love for the victims of the herdsmen attack in Omusu. Please extend our love and sympathy to them”.
“Beyond the condolence visit, there is the need for us as Chairmen to closely interact and close ranks on how best to tackle our security challenges” Alli added
In his response, Okpokwu LG Chairman, Hon Ogwuche expressed his gratitude to George Alli for the gesture.
He said, “Hon. Alli has once more demonstrated leadership in brotherhood. The Otukpo Local Government Chairman is the leader of all the Local government Chairmen in Benue south”.
He added, “When I was told that the Otukpo Local Government Chairman was coming to commiserate with us, I was not surprised, because he is a pacesetter. We were deeply distraught by the unfortunate attack, but this visit has strengthened us.
Meanwhile a mass funeral programme for the victims of the attack, is scheduled to hold this morning in Okpokwu.
Feelers reaching TheNigerian News suggests that there will be no mass burial for the victims but only a solemn session after which the corpses will be released to individual families to bury their dead.