The Nasarawa State Government, leaders of the EYM and ECDA have commiserated with the family of Chief Benjamin Ekom who was slain by yet to be identified people.
They were at Washo where they identified with the family.
Speaking during the condolence visit, the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Comrade Dogo Shannah, who represented the State Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule said the State Government is pained by the murder of Chief Benjamin Ekom.
He spoke glowingly about the deceased, stating his commitment and sincerity of purpose.
As a former Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Hon Dogo Shammah recalled the struggles led by the deceased that led to the reabsorbtion of the Federated Chapel to the NUJ in Nasarawa State.
He consoled the family and asked them to leave everything to God Almighty.
He assured of government’s commitment to the peace, security and protection of the entire people of Nasarawa State.
He disabused the minds of people that kidnapping and killings are targeted at certain tribe or religion.
In his remarks, the ECDA President, Comrade Pastor Wilberforce Alaku lamented the spate of killing, banditry, kidnapping and outright criminal activities and declared that enough is enough.
He charged that government should rise up to the occasion before people take measures to safeguard themselves.
In her comments, the President of ECDA Women’s Wing, Mrs Rose Aminu Attah, cried out on behalf of women and children who are losing their husbands and fathers.
Also speaking, the EYM President, Comrade Daniel Anyuabaga called on the government to intensify security measures to safeguard lives and properties of her citizens.
The Aren Akun, HRH Alhaji Usman Umbugadu who was also there to sympathize with the bereaved family, charged the people to cooperate with the government and security agents to check the spate of killing and banditry.
He enjoined the people to be security conscious while also calling for an increase in the number of security agents across the land.
He also advised Eggon cultural leaders to be mature in the leadership.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Livinus Otsona appreciated the State government for commiserating with the family over the murder of Chief Ekom who he described as a pillar of strength to the family.
While taking solace in God, he appealed to the government to the security measures for the lives and property of the people.