Arewa Consultative Forum Condemns Benue, Kaduna Massacre

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has reacted to the incessant killings and clashes between herdsmen and their host communities in Benue and other parts of the country.

Reacting through its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, ACF told the Nation that the bloodletting going on in different parts of the country was “unfortunate.”

The ACF pleaded with parties involved in the crises to sheath their swords and bring forward their grievances in the interest of peace and development of the states and the region.

They said, “The situation is extremely unfortunate and something must be done to address it. We in the ACF are particularly worried about the killings in Benue, which has persisted.

“I have spoken to a very important member of the ACF, Senator (Joseph) Waku, who is there, to study the situation and come back to brief us, so that we see how we can come in.

“Tribal clashes are not good for us in the north. We need peace and unity, which will propel our development. If we don’t have peace, we cannot be united, and if there is no unity, our governors cannot provide the desired development in their various states.

“I urge the warring parties to in the interest of peace, unity, development and sacredness of every life, sheath their swords and present their grievances before the authorities.”