A member of the House of Representatives representing Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency in Plateau State, Solomon Marren, has bemoaned the wanton and mindless killings in the middle belt state.
Marren alleged that in the last few months about 200 people have been killed in his constituency by terrorists suspected to be Fulani militia.
In a statement he personally issued on Wednesday night, he appealed with President Muhammadu Buhari, to, as a matter urgency, order security agencies to secure lives and property in the area.
He lamented, “I find it expedient at this time to intimate the world on the unfortunate happenings in my constituency, Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, Plateau state, in the last two days, where over 100 persons, most of them women and children, have been massacred and butchered in cold blood by terrorist during an overnight unprovoked attack, and their houses burnt down, including food stuffs, food barns and seedlings.”
He noted that the killings are one among many in the constituency, where over 200 persons have been killed in the last four months before the month of May.
According to him, the government may claim to be doing its best but it is not good enough since it has not been able to stop the killings in years.
He commended the few gallant officers working without sufficient arms, yet gave themselves to save lives, stressing that the responsibilities lies on the President to first condemn the dastardly act and immediately go ahead to protect lives and properties that is the primary responsibility of the government.
He implored the President to order the security agencies to move into the area with immediate effect to curb the killings, while also urging the National Emergency Management Authority and other “well-spirited” organisations to move in with relief materials for the wounded survivors of the attack.
While urging for support across board, the lawmaker condemned the attack in its entirety and called for calm, warning that no one should take the law into their hands.