The Deputy Chairman of Pankshin Local Government Area, Evangelist Sam Mbok has expressed sadness over the spade of recurring unprovoked killings in communities of Plateau state.
The Pankshin LG Assistant boss made this known recently in an address at the 2020 first quota ordination of Pastors of the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN which was held at the Convocation Center of the College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State.
Sam Mbok said he is saddened with how the local and international media usually report the killings as clashes instead of wanton and unprovoked attacks meted on innocent and defenseless villagers who are killed in their sleep.
He said there is need for stakeholders to intensify efforts towards curbing the senseless killings and work out a sustainable means of intelligence gathering and action so that the problem can be surmounted.
The Vice Chairman urged citizens to take proactive measures in addressing the situation saying, Plateau is tired of weeping after attacks and killings of its citizens.
“There should be strategies for an emergency response both from within our communities and security agencies in the event of any attacks because we have been recording large casualties for a long time. If we allow the attacks to continue, it is both counterproductive towards development and nation building”, he said.
Evangelist Mbok called on the Church to partner with government and relevant authorities towards ensuring that lasting peace is attained on the Plateau as government alone does not have the power to end the security challenges being faced in the country but must work with relevant stakeholders towards achieving peace.
He said the Church should also wake up to her responsibility of calling government and public office holders to order whenever they seem to stray in governance.