The Tiv Youth Organisation, TYO, an umbrella physique of Tiv youths worldwide, on Saturday raised alarm over the actions of a bunch referred to as ‘Tiv Unity Discussion board’ led by one Mr Solomon Semaka.
In a press release issued on Saturday in Makurdi by its President-Normal, Timothy Hembaor, TYO alleged that the ‘Tiv Unity Discussion board’ lately organised a press convention the place it spoke towards Governor Ortom’s place on Fulani herdsmen within the state.
The assertion additionally acknowledged that the group conferred awards on notable Fulani leaders who “over time have publicly taken accountability for the killing of numerous folks in Tiv land in addition to the destruction of property”.
TYO slammed the group for honouring alleged killers of the Tiv folks with awards, referring to them as impostors.
The assertion reads “The actions of this group, very, sadly, have thus far included addressing a press convention at which they labelled the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Samuel Ortom and his campaign towards the conquest agenda of jihadist Fulani forces as deceitful.
“TYO, because the umbrella organisation of Tiv youths worldwide, is conscious that the group finishing up these nefarious actions is made up of people who might do ANYTHING for pecuniary acquire, and on this occasion too, are being paid by Fulani jihadist brokers to mount the marketing campaign
“Aolomon Semaka and his cohorts are, by their actions, impostors since they haven’t any mandate by any means to talk or act on behalf of any Tiv man, lady or baby wherever on earth, save for themselves or their kids, if any, who’re minors.
“It’s additional the understanding, regretfully of TYO that the identical band of mercenaries dragging the great identify of Tiv to disrepute by their unconscionable actions, have held the Tiv nation in abject contempt and desecrated the graves of numerous males, ladies and kids butchered in chilly blood by the identical brokers of Jihadist Fulani conquest and land-grab agenda who have been so honoured with awards.
“TYO, subsequently, hereby declares Solomon Semaka and his partners-in-crimes towards Tiv nation as ‘persona non grata’ in any a part of Tivland.
“It’s by this declaration a sacred responsibility of each Tiv youth to make sure that wherever in Tiv land these skunks and enemies of Tiv nation are discovered they are going to be handled as traitors and pariahs that they’re and no affordable Tiv man or lady ought to have something to do with the traitors.
“Lastly, we want to remind anybody who might tow the road of Semaka and co in future in regards to the weighty phrases of the Paramount Ruler of the Tiv nation, His Royal Majesty, the Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse when he declared that any son or daughter of Tiv land who connives with our enemies to kill our folks, the soil of the Tiv nation will swallow such an individual”.
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