Economic and social activities were paralyzed across Benue state Monday, following a sit-at-home- order

Makurdi —Economic and social activities were
paralyzed across Benue state Monday,
following a sit-at-home-pray-and-fast order by
the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over
the herdsmen killings in the state.
All the streets, business outlets, shops, markets
and schools in Makurdi the state capital were
shut.
Commercial vehicles and motorcycle operators
all stayed off the roads which were deserted in
compliance with the order.
All the commercial banks that opened for
business, carried out skeletal services even as
they witnessed low patronage.
The state chairman of CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva
who expressed satisfaction with the compliance
level said it showed that the Christian family in
Benue was one.
He explained that “CAN had ordered the sit at
home for all private organizations, including
artisans, market women, commercial drivers
and other groups except civil servants.
“I am happy with the compliance level, it
ushers us into the seven days prayers and
fasting session over the herdsmen killings in
our state.
“The order did not affect civil servants.” Leva
said.
It was however observed that most civil
servants in the state took advantage of the
order to stay away from their duty posts.

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