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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Yoruba Leader, Others Donate Blood To Benue Victims

This just made me teary! Shame to everyone who can't relate to others like this. Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, we are all one. We just speak different languages, we are all from one SOURCE... And that's ADAM & EVE! Shame on anyone bringing division... May Nigeria remain like this , when we can show each other love irrespective of tribe or culture!

The President General of the Yoruba Community in Benue State and Chairman, Rantito Group of Companies, Chief Isaac Akinkunmi, on Wednesday led over 20 others to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi to donate blood to victims of the herdsmen attacks in the state.

The Chief Medical Director, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Dr. Swede Telumun, had called for blood donation to victims of the New Year’s herdsmen attacks in the state.



Akinkunmi said he was moved by the CMD’s for blood donation.

He said, ‘’I could not hold myself when I heard the passionate appeal by the hospital that public-spirited individuals should come and donate blood to the victims. I decided to approach my employees, as well as my wife and appealed to them for us to donate  blood. Those who agreed with me followed me here (hospital) and we willingly and freely donated blood to the victims.

“We are calling on other companies in the state to the same path by talking to their employees and convincing them that donating blood is not harmful to their health and they can come out to render similar gesture so as to save the lives of those victims.”

He decried the unprovoked and calculated attacks on the Benue people by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Akinkunmi however enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast and stop the killings.

“These killings are not just only happening in Benue; the herdsmen are killing farmers  in Ondo, Enugu, Plateau, Oyo, Ekiti, Kaduna, Adamawa etc. It’s overwhelming that we are having these attacks every day.

“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 is strongly opposed to. They have been issuing threats and have carried out their threats,” he said.

Punch

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