The successive attacks and killing of 13 natives of Kwattas and Ruboi villages in Bokkos LGA, Plateau State in successive attacks of Sunday night 26 and Monday morning 27 January by bandits is another sad commentary that is negativing all efforts at peace building in the state. These are the words of Senator I.D. Gyang, Deputy chairman Senate committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District.
The Senator says further that the renewed escalation of deadly attacks on host communities raises questions on the state of security in the state. Only last week, Kombun village in Mangu LGA was attacked and now, it is Kwattas and Ruboi villages in neighboring Bokkos LGA.
Senator Gyang notes with concern how the renewed attacks are coming on the hills of the abduction and killing of Plateau citizens by Boko Haram which were laced with hateful prejudice.
‘Plateau citizens are now in double jeopardy. Away from home they are not safe, at home in their ancestral neighborhoods they are not safe! What a tragedy!’ Senator Gyang laments.
While condemning the Kwattas and Ruboi attacks in strong terms, Senator I.D. Gyang urges the Security agencies to leave up to their constitutional responsibility of securing law abiding citizens and deal decisively with bandits bend on displacing and vacating Plateau citizens and host communities from their ancestral homes.
Let there be peace on the Plateau!
S/A Media & Protocol to
Senator I.D. Gyang,
Plateau North Senatorial District.
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