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Benue Killilings: Staff Donate Blood To Victims



No fewer than 20 staff of the Rantito Group of Companies have assembled at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) to donate blood to victims of the recent herdsmen attacks in the state.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Chief Isaac Akinkunmi, who led the staff to the blood bank unit of the hospital, said

The donation was in response to the appeal by the hospital for people to come forward to donate blood to victims of the herdsmen attack in the state, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Chief Isaac Akinkunmi said.

Akinwunmi, who led the concerned staff to the blood bank unit of the hospital, explained that the victims were lying critically ill at the hospital.

He said: “We appealed to our workers to come and donate blood freely and some of them heeded the call to freely donate to save lives. We both enlightened and convinced them that donating blood is not harmful to their health and they honored our call.”

He expressed disapproval and worry over the herdsmen attack saying the ambush is a reaction by the herdsmen to the anti-grazing law.

The CEO said: “We are not in doubt of the fact that this recent attack is as a result of the law against open grazing in the state which the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH) is strongly opposed to. They have been issuing threats and have carried out their threats.”

He however applauded the Samuel Ortom-led administration for enacting the anti-open grazing law stating that the law is the only solution to the incessant crises in the state.

He added that, “President Buhari has to do something about this fast because this is no just a Benue problem but a Nigerian problem as farmers are killed in Ondo, Enugu, Plateau, Oyo, Ekiti and so on. It’s overwhelming that we are inundated by these attacks everyday.

“Is there no solution to this problem? Is this how we are going to continue and hand over to our generation yet unborn? I appeal to President Buhari to call MAKH to order and the faceless attackers.”

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