Senate President, David Mark, on Monday declared that terrorists in Nigeria had degenerated to the level of beasts and gradually becoming insane.
Mark stated this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh, in Abuja while reacting to the latest attacks in parts of Benue state which claimed hundreds of lives and properties.
Mark wondered how some Nigerians had suddenly became so wicked and cruel to one another and lamented that Nigeria was being decimated by their violent acts.
He said, “I cannot understand why people have resorted to killing each other at will without the slightest provocation. This is not part of us. This is highly inhuman and unacceptable”.
He reminded Nigerians of the time-tested philosophy of Africans being their brothers’ keeper at all times.
He added, “We are still one people created by the same God. Neither religion nor politics or ethnicity should put asunder to our cherished peace and unity.”
Mark therefore challenged security operatives to collaborate with one another in order to work out a synergy for result-oriented approach towards ending the killings.
He sympathized with the government and people of Benue state over the incessant attacks and called for proactive approach in order to avoid a repeat occurrence.
Specifically, Mark requested the National Emergency Management Agency to help its Benue State counterpart to provide relief materials to the victims now taking refuge in various camps across the state.
He also pleaded with his Benue state kinsmen to maintain peace and order as both the state and federal governments have resolved to halt the trend for peace and progress.