Rep. Simon Mwadkwon, PhD Meets Security Agencies, Traditional Rulers & Stakeholders Following Killings in Constituency
The Member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency Plateau State at the National Assembly, Rep. Simon Mwadkwon, PhD today met with men of the Operation Safe Haven, Traditional Rulers and Stakeholders in Barkin Ladi LGA, Plateau State following renewed attacks, killings, burning of houses and rustling of cattle belonging to natives in Rubong Vat Village Foron District Barkin Ladi LGA, Plateau State.
The aim of the meeting is to see how the renewed hostilities on people of his constituency can best be addressed to stem future reoccurrence.
In his remark, Rep. Dr. Simon Mwadkwon said he is troubled following renewed attacks and killings in Rubong Vat Village of Foron District in Barkin Ladi LGA.
He urged the security agencies to rise up to their cardinal constitutional responsibilities of protecting lives and property, maintaining law & order and protecting the national territorial integrity against external aggressors as well as criminal elements.
He said life is sacred as created by God and no one reserves the right to take it no matter the level of provocation.
He said the Constitution does not give anyone the right to shed blood.
The Federal Lawmaker reiterated his commitment to peace and said he could be approached if they need his legislative and personal interventions to stop the killings in the Constituency.
He called on the security apparatus to swiftly mobilize personnel to stem the attacks, killings, cattle rustling of natives and ensure appropriate prosecution of perpetuators.
Dr. Simon Mwadkwon said he is ready to synergize with the security agencies and traditional Rulers in whatever way to ensure the restoration of peace in the constituency.
He condemned the killings in the strongest possible terms, describing same as barbaric, wicked, inhuman and condemnable.
Dr. Simon Mwadkwon also expressed concern on the killings of people at the IDP camp in kirim, Attakar Riyom LGA last week.
He said no one should use his office or position to cause havoc on others saying peace and unity have no alternative. He said the world is not anyone’s permanent abode but temporal as all human beings are passersby who must give accounts of how they treat others while on earth someday in the nearest future.
He said God was not wrong for making people different in terms of ethnicity, tribe and religion saying such diversity should be appreciated and used for the common good of the people.
He charged the people to embrace constructive and healthy dialogue in resolving differences instead of taking laws into their hands.
He challenged the security agencies to swing to action to enforce the arrest of the killers for immediate prosecution for crime against humanity. He urged them to discharge their duties professionally without any form of bias or sentiments.
“My mind will not be at rest until sustainable peace is restored and achieved in my constituency” he concluded.
The Sector Commander appreciated the Federal Lawmaker for the visit and his concern to ensure peace is restored in the constituency.
He said they are doing their best and will ensure the constituency becomes unattractive to criminal elements and peace saboteurs.
He said they are working tirelessly to ensure the culprits are arrested and justice is meted out.
Those present at the meeting include Hon. Peter Gyendeng member representing Barkin Ladi Constituency at the Plateau State House of Assembly, the Chairman of Jos East Local Government Council, the transition chairman of Barkin Ladi Local Government Council, the Gwom Rwey Barkin Ladi, the representative of Agwom izere, the DPOs of Jos East and his men and that of Barkin Ladi and his men, head of immigration services and their men from the two LGAs, Heads of NSCDC and their men from the two LGAs and many village heads with the representatives of Fulani from the two LGAs.
The sector commanders of sector 7 and his colleague of sector 2 cochaired the meeting.
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