Agila people not responsible for attacking Ebonyi communities – LG Chair

The Chairman, Ado Local Government Area Benue, Mr James Oche, said people in Agila community were not responsible  attacks on Ebonyi .

In he issued on Tuesday in Makurdi, Oche described as the “peak falsehood“ reports in sections the mass media which alleged that the people Agila were behind the attacks.

He said the victims the attack had already named their  and wondered why Agila people were still accused of masterminding the attacks.

“The people of Agila are peace loving people and have since embraced the recommendations of the Otse Otokpa/Cyril Obazi Agila/Ngbo Inter-community Peace and Security Committee formed by the governments of Ebonyi and Benue’’ he said.

He said Agila people have been cooperating with the Boundary Commission on the planned delineation and -beaconing exercise scheduled hold within the axis.

“Falsehood cannot be the solution the problem as it will deteriorate the already tensed situation.

“I urge the two parties involved  present facts in the interest of peace and the security of the areas,” Oche advised. (NAN)