The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has expressed deep concern over the recent killings in Plateau State and announced his intention to meet with President Bola Tinubu to discuss the escalating security situation.
Abbas, in a statement, emphasized the severity of the Plateau killings, stating, “Enough is enough.”
He revealed plans for the House to convene a security summit upon resumption from its break next week to address the rising insecurity in the country.
“Just this week, attacks were reported in Mangu where scores of people were killed. The latest incident led the Plateau government to impose a 24-hour curfew in the area,” Abbas remarked.
Expressing sadness over the continuous violence in Plateau, Abbas called on the people of the state to embrace peace, stating, “I call on the people of Plateau to live in peace with one another as they were known for years back. We cannot continue like this as a people.”
He further urged security agencies to take decisive action to address the situation in Plateau, emphasizing the need for collective efforts to tackle the challenges facing the nation.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement in Jos, Governor Caleb Mutfwang reiterated his commitment to safeguarding the lives and property of Plateau residents. He condemned the security breach in the Kwahaslalek community and other parts of Mangu Local Government Area.
“I am deeply saddened by the continuous killings in Plateau. It is unfortunate and disheartening that this is happening at this time when efforts are on to tackle insecurity around the country,” Mutfwang expressed.
The governor assured the affected families that justice would be pursued for those affected by the recent incidents.
He also warned against any further breakdown of law and order in the state, urging security agencies to intensify efforts to restore total peace in Plateau.
WuzupNigeria had earlier reported that over 150 were killed in the Plateau communities of Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas on December 24, 2023.
There have also been incessant attacks in that region. Despite a 24-hour curfew in the Mangu local district, renewed violence has resulted in at least 30 people killed on Wednesday 24th January 2024.
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