Residents urge Gov.Lalong to stop further attacks in Plateau Communities

Written by on September 13, 2017

Barely one week after over nineteen people were killed in Ancha village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state by suspected Fulani herdsmen, fresh reactions are trailing the incident with many residents calling on the state Governor, Simon Lalong to stop further attacks in the state.

Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports that a cross section of residents who spoke with JAY FM in Jos over the issue on Wednesday also scored the state House of Assembly low in the area of performing their oversight functions.

According to the residents, Governor Lalong’s statement in the wake of the killings in Ancha Village that his administration is determined to prevent a re-occurrence of such incidents in any part of the state can only be achieved when pro-active measures and a conducive atmosphere are created in the state.

They said it is not enough to issue statements condemning the attacks when perpetrators who have been identified are left to go scot free

On the issue of oversight functions by the state legislative arm, the residents expressed concern that the legislators are yet to come out from their shelves by carrying out indebt investigation into the series of attacks and killings that had taken place in recent times in various parts of the state

While urging various communities to eschew violence in their relationship with one another, the residents insisted that the state institutions involved in peace building objectives must be alive to their responsibilities

-JAMES ABRAHAM


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