Stories by John Oba
The minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has condemned the recently killings across the country saying clashes between herdsmen and farmers must be tamed. This is even as he called for prayers for God’s intervention.
A statement signed by a senior officer, in the information department of the MInistry, Mrs. Oluwakemi Ogunmakinwa, the minister described the situation as ugly saying people were entering the new year with new hopes and prayers only to be hear of harvest of deaths across the country from Kaduna, Rivers, Benue to Kwara states.
According to him, the situation was uncalled for.
Ogbeh described the killings in those parts of the country as extremely disturbing and wondered how a country can hope to enjoy happiness and fruits of God’s blessings when people engage in hurting each other.
“This is to really express sadness at the continued spate of killings across the country. We entered the New Year with hope, prayers, wishing everyone happy new year. It turned out that across the country from Kaduna, Rivers, Benue, to Kwara states it is just a harvest of deaths. Some of it has to do, we believe with clashes between herdsmen and farmers, but the killings are extremely disturbing and we do not know how a country hopes to enjoy happiness and fruits of God’s blessings when people engage so violently in hurting each other,” he said.
He therefore expressed condolences to those who have lost their beloved ones, the governors and leaders of the states where these have taken place and expressed optimism and hope that as the country’s economy grow and people gets busier, this degree of desperation, anger and violence would definitely decline.
“We do hope that as the economy grows and people gets busier, this degree of desperation and anger and venom will definitely decline”.
He further admonished every Nigerian to continue praying to God to bring freedom and relief to the country.