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Women protest incessant cult killings in Benue

incessant cult killings in Benue

Some aggrieved women on Friday protested the unending cult clashes that have resulted in the loss of lives and properties in the North Bank area of Makurdi, the Benue State Capital.

The women under the auspices of Asase Mothers stormed the Palace of HRH Chief Simon Ajo(Dsp Rtd), Mueter U Ihyarev, in all-black outfits on Independence day to registered their dissatisfaction with the security situation of Asese community especially the menace of cultism that is escalating in the area.

The women carried different anti-cultism placards and chanted peace songs as they marched around the palace and streets of Asese.

The Chief of the area, HRH. Simon Ajo(Dsp Rtd), who addressed the women promised to call the attention of the relevant authorities to the disturbing issue.

The monarch also joined the protesting women to pray for peace in the area.

Similarly, the youths of Asese also took to the streets to protest the perennial cult clashes in the area.

Speaking, Phil Tor of Algon Makurdi North Youth Leaders Forum, said, “For a while now the youths and parents in Makurdi-North have not enjoyed freedom and peace of mind due to the youths killings ongoing especially the people of Asase 1 and 2.”

He added: “When these killings are ongoing, everyone is been affected, therefore it’s important for all of us to see it as our problem so that peace can be achieved.”

KemiFilaniNews reported that at least three people were killed on September 21, 2021, in one of the series of cult clashes in Asese, North Bank area of Makurdi.

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