Nigerian Senator, Istifanus Gyang says the country’s north would have been safer if the two decades old Jos crises were swiftly addressed.
The initially religious conflicts, now between “farmers and herders” should have been tackled at infancy as national emergency without sentiments, Gyang said, Tuesday.
“If Nigeria had taken the security challenges that confronted Plateau State for over two decades as a matter of national emergency and tackled it without sentiments, the current insecurity ravaging the entire northern states may have been averted at its incubation stage,” Gyang said when the Mwaghavul Community visited him in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
Gyang, the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North expressed sadness over recently renewed attacks in Mangu and Bokkos Local Government Areas.
He vowed to keep promoting peace, security and wellbeing of citizens in his constituency and beyond.
Gyang lauded the educational drive of the Mwagavul tribe as “lifetime empowerment”, pledging his partnership for more.
The Chairman of the Mwaghavul community in Plateau North, Mr. Mouris Dabwahat commended Sen. Gyang for being an “effective voice for the people”.
“The Senator has been identified as a passionate representative of the people, speaking out boldly for equity and fairness, defending the helpless, vulnerable and distressed communities especially those displaced,” Dabwahat said.
He vowed the sustained support of his members for the Senator to do more.