Senator Dame Nora Daduut, representing the Plateau South Senate District, has condemned the endless attacks on some communities in Plateau State that resulted in the wanton destruction of agricultural properties and crops.
The Plateau North Senate District has been particularly targeted at night for weeks and months by gunmen suspected of being Fulani herdsmen.
In a statement that was obtained by Newslodge on Tuesday, the legislator in the upper legislative chambers challenged security agents to take immediate action, saying they should control the situation at all costs.
He noted that communities in the Bassa and Riyom local government council areas in Plateau North have been besieged by armed criminals, adding that all necessary measures will be taken to halt the deterioration of the situation.
“I instruct the security agencies to take all necessary measures to stop the deterioration of the security situation in the local government areas of Bassa and Riyom.”
She said the attackers must be made to pay for their heinous crimes, while describing the unpleasant development as regrettable, even as the government has been doing its best to keep the peace in the state.
“I call on the security officers to go after those who attack innocent villagers and they must be made to pay for their heinous actions.”
Senator Dadu’ut praised Governor Simon Lalong for convening a security meeting and said she is confident that the Lalong-led government will involve all stakeholders in addressing the matter with a view to ending the unfortunate and unacceptable attacks on citizens. innocents destined to interrupt the peace of the affected areas and of the State in general.
She praised Governor Simon Lalong for his swift intervention in ensuring that the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Peacebuilding Agency (PBA) immediately go to affected communities to provide humanitarian assistance.
Sympathizing with the victims, he asked for calm and assured the intervention of the people of the governments.