200 killed in Plateau communities -Rep

By Starrys Obazei | May 18, 2023.

Solomon Marren, a member of the House of Representatives from Plateau State, has cried out about the massacre of 200 people in his constituency within a few months.

Marren, representing Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, in a statement issued on Wednesday night, urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to order security agencies to secure lives and property in the area.

“I find it expedient to intimate the world on the unfortunate happenings in my constituency,” the statement partly read,

Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, Plateau state, in the last two days, had witnessed the “unprovoked slaughter” of over 100 persons, mostly women and children by terrorists during an overnight attack, and their houses burnt down, including foodstuffs, food barns and seedlings.

“These killings are one among many in the constituency, where over 200 persons have been killed in the last four months before this one.

“The government may claim to be doing its best but its best is not good enough, since it is not able to stop the killings in years. However, I commend the few gallant officers working without sufficient arms, yet gave themselves to save lives.

“The responsibilities lie in the President to first condemn the dastardly act, which we expect him to do so and immediately go ahead to protect lives and properties which is the primary responsibility of the government.

Therefore, I urge the President to order the security agencies to move into the area with immediate effect to curb the killings.”

The lawmaker also urged the National Emergency Management Authority and other “well-spirited” organizations to also move in with relief materials for the wounded survivors of the attack.

“While urging for support across boards, I condemn the attack in its entirety and call for calm and no one should take the law into one’s hands,” he added.

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