By Jimin Geoffrey
Governor Samuel Ortom has warned against reprisal attacks by people of the state, saying such would aggravate the security situation in the state.
He gave the warning today in Makurdi while addressing Christians at a prayer and fasting program for people of Makurdi and Guma, organized by the Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse.
Governor Ortom stated that vengeance belonged to God and that two wrongs do not make a right adding that reprisals would also put the lives of innocent indigenes residing elsewhere in danger.
He urged the people to serve God in truth and sincerity, stressing that he would get divine help to surmount the current challenges confronting his administration.
Governor Ortom urged the people to respect and obey their leaders and at all levels so that society will be steered in the right direction.
The Tor Tiv, Professor Ayatse appealed to his subjects to return to God, even as he prayed for prosperity as well as their political and economic advancement in Nigeria.
His wife, Dr. Mrs. Felicia Ayatse, decried the moral decadence among Tiv people and called for repententance so that God would intervene and secure the land from invaders.
Second class traditional ruler for Makurdi, Chief J.D. Sule Abenga said the Tiv people perished in their thousands to keep Nigeria one, stressing that God would not allow them to be wiped away by enemies in the same country under whatever guise.