The All Progressives Congress, APC, 2023 senatorial candidate for Benue South, Com. Daniel Onjeh, has expressed his deep condolences to the people of Igede over the unfortunate killing of two of their kinsmen last week by suspected kidnapers, along Kilometer 15 , Otukpo – Obarike Ito – Oju , Federal Highway, between Ijegwu and Opirikwu settlements in Obi Local Government Area.
A statement signed by the Director of Media for the Onjeh Campaign Organization, Hon. Maxwell Ogiri, says Comrade Onjeh is in profound grief with the families of Bernard Okolo and Stephen Ikong, the two victims that were slain in the dastardly attack; while equally sympathizing with the four other victims that were kidnapped during the incident, although later released.
Describing kidnapping and random gunmen raids on communities as recurring tragedies in Benue South in recent years, Com. Onjeh expressed the view that the recent incident at Obi Local Government further emphasizes the need to prioritize addressing the acute infrastructural deficits across Benue South, adding that all the roads leading into, and out of Obi and Oju Local Governments, the homeland of the Igedes, have long degenerated to death traps and safe havens for kidnappers and armed robbers.
Com. Onjeh prayed that God should grant eternal reprieve to the souls of the deceased victims, and also console the families and loved ones that they left behind.