Show sincerity in stopping Plateau killings, PDP Reps challenge Buhari

Kalu said this just as the PDP members of the House   lamented the repeated attacks on communities in Plateau State by killer herdsmen.
The PDP members, including the factional leader of the caucus, Mr Kingsley Chinda, and the lawmaker representing the Bokkos/Mangu Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Mr Solomon Maren, addressed  a press conference on the issue on Tuesday.
They expressed concern about “deteriorating security situation  in Mangu-Bokkos communities  which had claimed several lives and property.
Maren said, “Government seems not only complacent but to be condoning these hoodlums and probably protecting them by dealing with the issues with kid gloves because there is no single prosecution of those arrested over the years;  no categorical statement and policy to fight this menace to the finish.
“Even when killer herdsmen were designated and referred to as most dangerous terrorist gang in the world, our government didn’t classify them as such. One can easily conclude that genocide has been declared on my people and indeed Plateau State.
“Consequently, we request as follows: We call on Mr President to show sincerity and commitment, match words with actions, to secure all Nigerians wherever they are. As commander-in-chief, he should provide security agencies with modern equipment, resources and the political will to make them succeed.
“We call on the international community to save our people from  extinction, going by the numbers killed every day.
He appealed to Buhari to show love for  Plateau State people by  providing  them with food, water and sanitation as a matter of urgency.
Appealing to the international community, Maren said,  “Kindly impress it on the President of Nigeria to end the genocide and the killing of the innocent, harmless and defenceless people of my constituency at home in Plateau and outside Plateau State.
He called  on  philanthropists and non-governmental organisations to help the displaced people who were living  without food, drugs, water and sanitary needs.
Maren said Mangu-Bokkos communities in Plateau had lost 26 people. “The most worrisome part is that, there is no sign that government is willing  to perform its constitutional duty of protecting the lives and property of the people or arresting and prosecuting perpetrators of this hideous, barbaric, senseless and inhuman act.”
According to him, those who escaped from the villages under attack are now taking refuge in the Central Church and the Christ Apostolic Church, Bokos.
He  added,  “The essence of coming together as a federation is to have leadership at various levels to protect everyone. Hence, the constitutional provision in Section 4 is for the security and welfare of the people. We have drifted from the ideas of the founding fathers.”
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