By PAULINE DALLONG
SPEAKER of the Plateau State House of Assembly (PLHA), Rt. Hon. Abok Ayuba has expressed the determination of both the legislature and executive to see that the killings on the Plateau are brought to an end.
The Speaker stated this Monday, when he led some members of the House on a condolence visit to some affected communities in Mangu and Bokkos local government areas.
According to him, “Government is taking very serious steps to curb these incessant attacks, so, as legislators; we will work together with the executive to ensure lasting peace.”
He added that the killings and attacks have now thrown a big challenge to the people to come together and unite as one, in order to tackle the menace.
The lawmaker emphatically, pointed out that an attack on one person should be seen as an attack on all and urged all to be their brother’s keeper, especially in these trying times.
Responding, Yusuf Machen, Chairman Bokkos LGA thanked the speaker and his entourage for taking the time to condole with the people and communities affected.
He described what happened in Kwatas as barbaric, calling it genocide, as according to him, “the communities never have any problem with any person or group of persons.”
In Mangu, the Speaker and other members of his entourage visited Murish, a community also affected by the attacks, to condole with the people and ascertain the extent of damage.
In his remark, the Mishakaham Mwaghavul, Da Nelson Bakfur expressed disappointment that so far, nobody had been arrested in connection with the killings, saying it was unacceptable.
The paramount ruler, who expressed fear and concern that nobody was safe, blamed the security agencies, especially the Police for failing in their duty and responsibility by not arresting and punishing perpetrators.