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Abounu woos support against insurgency

By Florence Ugbem

Benue State Deputy Governor, Engr Benson Abounu, has sued for continuous support from the traditional council and the people of Jechira to the Governor Samuel Ortom administration, in order to sustain his achievements, especially in the fight against insurgency in the state.

Engr Abounu who spoke when he recently paid a condolence visit to his in-laws, the Moor Kpire dynasty of Mbakaange, Vandeikya Local Government Area, over the death of their son, the late Orseer Fred Moor assured that government remains committed to the welfare of the Benue people.

The deputy governor who earlier visited the palace of the Tor Jechira, the first Class Chief of Jechira, HRH, Chief Clement Uganden, commended him for his quality leadership, describing him as a great Benue ambassador who has distinguished himself in both public service and private life.

Engr Abounu who lamented over the security situation in some parts of the state, called on youths in the area to shun all forms of criminality and embrace peace.

He also assured of the administration’s commitment towards engaging Kunav and the entire Benue youths, in order to reduce youth restiveness and crime rate in the state.

The Tor Jechira, HRH, Chief C.K Uganden who thanked Engr Abounu for coming to commiserate with them, commended the cordial working relationship between the deputy governor and his principal, Governor Samuel Ortom and their policies to ensure that peace reigns in the State.
He stated that peace has finally returned to the troubled areas between the Kunav and the Cross River people.

Speaking at the Agbo Kpire family compound, the Head of the Moor Kpire dynasty, Pa Ayila Moor thanked the deputy governor, who he described as a worthy in-law, who came to identify with them in their moment of grief.

Notable personalities who accompanied the deputy governor, were Terngu Tsegba, David Iorhemba, Yandev Amaabai, Baba Acka, Mrs Abeje Egwa, Ioryue Yajir, Mrs Dorcas Ukpe. Others are; Oklo E. Oklo, Chief J.J Akaakar, Chief Isaac Angbande, Chief Godwin Ikereve, Mike Ogidi, Akpala Ochekwu Unobe, Abel Adah Ikwom and the council chairmen of Otukpo, Apa, Ogbadibo, Oju and Vandeikya local governments.

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