Igede Youth Council (IYC) in a strong term condemned in totality the recent misunderstanding between Ibilla and Ukpa that has degenerated to wanton destruction of properties worth billions of naira.
The leadership of the council mostly frowned at the ugly situation known fully well that such barbaric lifestyle is never in the culture and custom of Igede people and therefore wonder where such heinous and devilish wind came from.
IYC President, Comr Chief Iji Andyson Egbodo while thanking everyone for their respective and collective efforts in curbing the devastating situation, regretted that the level of damages done to each other by the two warring communities and the innocent ones will take Ol’igede decades to recovered.
He charged Igede Traditional Council, community leaders, clan Presidents, and the youth Presidents from respective communities across Igede Nation to at this point do more community sensitization and orientation against inhuman lifestyle, and to instill the right way of living into their wards to avoid further break down of law and order.
He expressed his area of sadness and worrisome to hang on to the fact that it was the youths like him who should have marketing peace as unsubstituted commodities that are found as a perishable tool in perpetrating this act.
He also thanks Benue State Government, (Gov. Samuel Ortom) for his swift and quick intervention by deployed security personnel on ground to ensure that peace and order are restored.
Andyson Iji Egbodo called on both the warring community to please sheath their sword and embrace peace as the universal language of genuine development and progress remain the language of peace.
Long live IYC!
Long live Igede Nation!