September 27, 2021

Plateau Killings : Assembly gives Governor 2wks to Act.

Some angry youths of Yelwa Zangam community behind the University of Jos, in Jos North local government area of Plateau state took corpses of yesterday’s night attack on their community to the Assembly to demand for justice.

At this sight , members of the state Assembly were visibly devastated emotionally seeing how the natives were gruesomely murdered including an unborn baby, who was cut out after the killing of the pregnant mother, aged mothers, a little girl among other youths.

The members had quickly convened a plenary session at which they mandated the state governor, Simon Lalong, as the Chief Security Officer of the state to act on resolutions reached by the House on security with in 2 weeks.
After much delibration on the worsening state of insecurity in Plateau , the Speaker, Abok Ayuba read the resolutions as follows “That the governor must visit all the attacked villages in Plateau State, Mangu, Bokkos, Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bassa and Jos North local governments.

“The governor must visit all the victims of the attacks, those that are laying in the hospitals just as he did the other time and settle their bills. The governor must compensate all those attacked, their properties must be put in place, all the farms, structures and other things.

“Just as the governor did for the people killed on Rukuba road. The governor must come out and speak on the recent killings and of course he must visit the President in respect of the recent attacks on Plateau State.

“The governor must do these and also implement all the resolutions reached by the House on security within 2 weeks”.

Part of the resolution reached was that all the 24 members of the Plateau State House of Assembly will visit the National Assembly members in Abuja to speak on the incessant attacks and killings in the state.

Earlier while addressing the angry youths that brought in the corpses of the Yelwa Zangam attack to the Assembly , the Speaker, Abok Ayuba urged them to be calm as he assured them that the House is doing everything possible to get justice over the unprovoked attacks in the state.

The Plateau State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Father Polycarp Lubo was also at the Assembly to calm the situation.