Youths in Benue State under the umbrella of Global Peace Project Initiative, have staged peace walk in Makurdi, the State capital following last week’s political violence in Vandeikia.
The youths with the theme “I Stand For Peace”, marched from St. Theresa Primary school through Wurukum roundabout to the school gate of the Benue State University to register the message of peace.
Leader of the peace walk, urged Nigerians to avoid acts capable of inciting violence as neither the general elections nor communal differences are worth risking the peace of the country.
At the school gate of the Benue state university were they spoke to Channels Television, the youths said they hoped young people would embrace peace rather than resort to violence.
Confirming the outbreak of political violence in parts of the State, the police command said that, it had made some arrest, assuring that adequate measures had been put in place to check election violence.
Among those who took to the street for the peace walk, were secondary school students who appealed to politicians to ensure the reign of peace during the elections.
Some of the participants asked Nigerians to obtain their voter cards in order to participate in the electoral process.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue State, Prof. Istifanus Defwang put the total PVC distribution figure at 75%, noting that distribution were still on-going across the State.