In a heartbreaking incident that has sent shockwaves through the nation, gunmen have once again struck, claiming the life of Mrs. Oluwakemi Moses Konye, the wife of a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) pastor in Taraba State.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the Taraba Youths Transformation Initiative (TYTI) brought this devastating news to light on Thursday, November 23, 2023, through a poignant Facebook post.
The attack unfolded along the Wukari-Jootar highway on November 17, 2023, as Mrs. Oluwakemi, accompanied by her two-month-old child, was on a journey from Akure to Taraba to reunite with her husband, Pastor Konye Timilehin Moses.
Despite the heavy presence of military and police checkpoints along this route, incidents like these persist unchallenged, as emphasized in TYTI’s statement signed by the group’s Executive Director, Emmanuel Yakubu.
TYTI’s Plea for Action
The Taraba Youths Transformation Initiative urgently drew the attention of the Chief of Army Staff and the Inspector General of Police to the relentless attacks occurring along the Wukari-Jootar federal highway.
The statement expressed deep concern over the tragic incident involving Mrs. Oluwakemi Moses Konye and called for immediate action from the authorities to address the escalating security challenges in the region.
Quoting TYTI’s Statement
“We urgently draw the attention of the Chief of Army Staff and the Inspector General of Police to the relentless attacks occurring along the Wukari-Jootar federal highway, at the intersection of Taraba and Benue State.”
“We are deeply disturbed by the recent incident involving Mrs. Oluwakemi Moses Konye, a member of the Taraba Youths Transformation Initiative,” the statement read.
Highlighting the Urgency
“Numerous citizens, including a senior consultant from the federal medical center Jalingo, have faced similar ordeals.”
“These occurrences demand immediate action from the appropriate authorities.”
TYTI’s Appeal to Authorities
“We implore the military and the police to intervene urgently.”
“Additionally, we call upon Senator David S.U Jimkuta representing Taraba South at the National Assembly to use his influence to address this pressing issue.”
Denouncement of Criminal Acts
“Today, Mrs. Oluwakemi leaves behind a two-month-old baby.”
“We vehemently condemn these criminal acts and urge swift action against these perpetrators.”
Expressing Gratitude and Seeking Support
“TYTI extends gratitude to His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, the executive governor of Taraba, for his efforts in enhancing security.”
“We appeal for further support and collaboration with the Army, and Air Force to safeguard the state.” – Emmanuel I. Yakubu, Executive Director, TYTI
Confirmation from RCCG Pastor
In a separate report, the pain was palpable as RCCG Pastor Konye Timilehin Moses confirmed the tragic murder of his wife, Oluwakemi, in Taraba State.
Reposting TYTI’s statement on Wednesday, November 22, the pastor added a poignant caption: “Something must be done.”
A Glimpse into a Joyful Past
Adding to the heartbreak, the pastor had shared photos and videos of his wife leading a worship session just days before the unfortunate incident.
In a post dated November 12, he expressed his admiration, saying: “Greater grace unto you my dear wife. God of Adeboye has just begun a great thing with you.”
What You Should Know
As the nation mourns the loss of yet another innocent life to senseless violence, the call for urgent action on the security challenges along the Wukari-Jootar highway grows louder.
The grief-stricken pastor’s plea echoes the sentiments of a community in pain, urging authorities to address the root causes and ensure the safety of citizens traveling on this critical route.
The tragic story of Mrs. Oluwakemi Moses Konye serves as a stark reminder of the pressing need for enhanced security measures and decisive action against those responsible for such heinous acts.