By Taye Obateru
Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, has expressed fears that the security lapses in handling the recurring violence in the state might push people into seeking ways to defend themselves.
Receiving a delegation of the Igbo community on a courtesy call over the recent attacks on Igbos in the state capital, he said people would “have no option than defend themselves where they feel the agencies of government cannot guarantee their safety. If those attacking others are aware that their victims are ready for them, they would think twice.”
The Governor alleged that the recurring violence in the city was being sponsored by some people in Abuja to destabilise the country, adding that the state government was working with the Presidency to tackle the problem.
He appealed to Igbos and others leaving the state to remain calm despite the unpalatable situation, assuring that it would be brought under control.
Chairman of the Igbo Traditional Council for the 19 Northern states, Eze Ibe Nwosu, who led the delegation, lamented the recent attack on his people which left about 42 dead.
He said his people were peace-loving and concentrate on their business, urging government to ensure the security of all citizens else they might be force to defend themselves.