February 4, 2023

Plateau Assembly to approach NASS over Persistent Insecurity

Worried by the persistent attacks, killings and destruction of citizen’s properties by gunmen, the Plateau State Assembly has resolved to approach the National Assembly to discuss issues of security and seek for their intervention to end the menace.

This was part of the House resolutions during Tuesday plenary when member representing Jos North West at the State Assembly, Surveyor Esther Dusu moved a motion under matters of urgent public importance on the killings of four miners at a mining site in her constituency last week Saturday.

It could be recalled that on Saturday gunmen open fire on local miners at Dong Community of Jos North LGA and killed four people, while others escaped with injuries.

According to the member, it is worrisome that life is no longer sacred as four of her constituents were gruesomely murdered in broad daylight while hustling for a legitimate livelihood.

She prayed the House to take necessary measures that will ensure safety of the citizens by finding a way of not asking only for deployment of more securities in the area but a need for a Police outpost in the Community as the Rantya Police station is a distance from the Community.

She also prayed the House to visit and commiserate with families of those killed and the community over the ugly incident.

Contributing on the matter, other members who spoke sympathized with the member and her constituency over the incident and suggested taking it up to the National Assembly for further necessary action.

The Speaker, Yakubu Sanda while passing the prayers into votes, said the House will liaise with the State Commissioner of Police to ensure an establishment of an outpost in Dong Community.

That the House should approach the NASS to discuss matters of security and to engage former security Committee that went round the state over the security issues.

The House also resolved to visit and commiserate with victims’ families and the community.

During the plenary, two bills for a law to provide for the inspection of meat and meat products in Plateau State and other matters related by Member representing Quanpan West, Mohammed Balo and a bill for a law to convert the Plateau State College of Agriculture Garkawa to University of Agriculture by majority leader, Naanlong Daniel passed first reading.

There was also a notice of motion on the Plateau State Government, Local Governments, State Legislature, Development Associations in the state, formal and non formal Associations to key into Plateau State Contributory Health Insurance Management Agency (PLASCHEMA) drive to ensure global health coverage by the Deputy Speaker, Saleh Yipmong.