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Plateau tribe seeks new security outfit to curb attacks

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Members of the All Progressives Congress,  APC, in Barkin Ladi, Jos North, Jos South and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State, the predominantly Berom natives, have demanded the establishment of a Mobile Police barrack preferably in the Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government area, so as to fortify communities often exposed to attacks and killings by suspected herders.

Gashish district has lately been under attacks with over 200 people dead and thousands displaced.

Addressing newsmen yesterday in Jos on behalf of  stakeholders,  their spokesperson, Pam Gyang, noted that  persistent attacks and attendant consequences do not augur well for Plateau State image and called for a stop to all forms of criminalities.

His words, “Today, like always, our thoughts and prayers are with the direct victims of the barbaric and highly condemnable spate of killings in our land, we commiserate with ourselves and all within our society as victims of this madness and provocative display of man’s inhumanity against man, may the souls of the departed, whose blood runs down the Plateau hills and settles on her valleys rest in peace and to the wounded, both in spirit and body; quick recovery.

“It has become very imperative to address the world on the position of the natives and residents of Barkin Ladi, Jos North, Jos South and Riyom Local Governments on the unfortunate incidences that have taken place on our land and the looming danger it portends to all and sundry if reason is not deliberately injected to prevail in not only calming frayed nerves but in also ensuring the enduring legacies of a united Plateau bequeathed on us by our founding fathers is not abused, torn and discarded into sad dust bins of history”.


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