Mark’s wife urges killer groups to embrace peace



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Mrs Helen Mark, wife of the Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday, appealed to groups engaged in the killing of innocent Nigerians to cease fire and embrace peace. Mark, who made the appeal when she led wives of some senators to Mrs Hannatu Dantong, widow of late Sen. Gyang Dantong, in Jos, said God did not make a mistake in creating Nigeria as one country.

“I urge all Nigerians to live in peace. We have lived in peace over the years and I don’t think God Has made a mistake by bringing us together as one people.

“I don’t know why we are departing from that. We must continue to pray for this country for us to remain a united Nigeria,” she said.

Mark, who is the Chairperson of Senators’ Wives Association, was short of words and intermittently wiped her wet eyes while consoling the late Dantong’s widow.

She urged her and the family to be strong in the Lord as He knew all that happened and prayed for the fortitude for them to bear the loss.

The Chairperson of the Senators’ wives association said that the entire member of the association was grieved as a loss to one of them was shared by all members of them.

Responding, Mrs Dantong regretted that her colleagues were visiting her for the second time, not for celebration, but for commiseration.

“The first was in 2009 when I lost my son. You all rallied around me and I remembered that day vividly, little did I know that another episode will take place. I wish it were a different thing

“I give God the glory, God Has silently been speaking to me and I told Him that if this is the one big sacrifice that will bring peace to Beromland, Plateau state and Nigeria, I return all the glory back to Him.

“If my husband has become the sacrificial lamb, with His dear friend, Gyang Fulani, we glorify God for it,” she said.

Mrs Mark had earlier visited widow of late Gyang Fulani and wife of Plateau Governor, Ngo Talatu Jang to commiserate with them over the loss of the two prominent citizens.

Among the Senators wives that accompanied Mrs. Mark were Mrs. Rosemary Lar, Mrs. Abaribe, Mrs. Borofice, Mrs. Dariye, and Mrs. Innocent Tiseh among others.


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