Plateau Killings: Enough is Enough, Speaker Declares, to Meet Tinubu

Plateau Killings: Enough is Enough, Speaker Declares, to Meet Tinubu

Police recover more bodies, parade 17

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos, Adedayo Akinwale and Juliet Akoje in Abuja

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has condemned the recurring attacks in Plateau State, which had resulted in the killings of many people, while several others had been rendered homeless, saying enough is enough!

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Speaker, who said it was devastating to read the news about renewed attacks and hostility in communities around Mangu Local Government Area of the state, said he has been scheduled to meet President Bola Tinubu on the situation.

Abbass, who expressed concerns over the unfortunate development, said he would meet with Tinubu on the matter, while the House would take a strong position upon its resumption from the Christmas and New Year break next Tuesday.

He added that on its resumption on January 30, 2024, the House would kick-start plans to organise a security submit to find lasting solutions to the security challenges in the North and other parts of the country.

While decrying the spate of killings in Plateau State, Abbas called for peace on both sides, noting that the people must live in harmony with one another for any meaningful progress to be made, and that Nigerians were supposed to be their brother’s keepers wherever they were.

According to him, “I am deeply saddened by the continuous killings in Plateau State. It is unfortunate and disheartening that this is happening at this time when efforts were on to tackle insecurity around the country.

“I call on the people of Plateau State to live in peace with one another as they were known for years back. We cannot continue like this as a people.”

Meanwhile, the Plateau State Police Command, has paraded 17 suspects in connection with Christmas Eve and recent attacks in the state, adding that it had also recovered 10 bodies from locations of recent attacks.

Addressing jour in Jos, AIG Zone 4, Ebong Eyibio, said, “So far, over 10 corpses have been recovered from various locations of the attacks, two injured persons currently receiving treatment at the hospital, and one car and 10 houses were burnt down.

“The Command is grateful to inform you that the situation as at today, is under control and so far, nine suspects have been arrested. Exhibits recovered from them included dangerous weapons, such as machetes, kegs containing Petrol, and other items. The area remains highly secured by security forces and strict compliance to the curfew is being complied with.

“Before you are the eight suspects from the December 24, 2023, attack and the nine suspects arrested in connection with the recent attacks in the state,” he said, adding that the police had successfully repelled an attack on some villages in Mangu LGA.

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