Killings on the plateau: 'Nigeria could become a second Somalia' - Governor Muthofan warns

Killings on the plateau: 'Nigeria could become a second Somalia' – Governor Muthofan warns

Governor Caleb Muthofan of Plateau State has warned that without immediate action to end years of deadly violence in the state, Nigeria could find itself in a situation similar to war-torn Somalia. .

The governor was concerned about the prolongation of the cycle of violence and called for collective efforts by critical leaders to address root causes and propose effective solutions.

Governor Muthofan issued this warning while speaking to former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who led some current and former members of the House of Representatives to pay condolences in Jos on Saturday over the recent massacre of over 200 people in Bokkos. did. and Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.

According to him, “It is unfortunate that this cycle has continued for so many years. We as a nation need to take the path of justice and do things right so that we do not allow people to fall into self-help.” I pray, because once we allow people to help themselves, we become another nation.Somalia.

“I think I can be bold enough to say that I want to replace the current president. I see a desire to change the narrative, to rewrite the narrative, to make things right. I've had several interactions with him, and he I believe we have the burden of ending this violence.

“What we need is a lot of people rallying around him so that he can expand his reach to understand the root and immediate causes of these problems and offer solutions. Critical leaders.”

Mutfan further stated: “There is an economy built around this insecurity. We need to know who the funders are and who paid for hundreds of AK-47 rifles. Where are they coming from? Did you get them?”

The governor reiterated his commitment to work with the federal government to end decades of attacks in Plateau.

He thanked the former Speaker of the House of Representatives for always showing sympathy for Plateau State and urged him not to remain silent and continue to work in the interest of the people.

Mr. Dogara began his remarks by advising President Bola Tinubu not to follow the pattern of previous leaders who simply expressed condolences in the face of killings, but urged decisive action as commander-in-chief. emphasized the need for

He called on Tinubu to use all means available to identify and bring perpetrators of violence across the country to justice, stressing that inaction would be an invitation to continued violence.

Here are his words: “The perpetrators of this violence are not just crazy, they are extremely dangerous. And the truth is they won't stop until we stop them. We must stop them. Who is responsible for stopping them? It's the Commander-in-Chief, who was previously demoted to Commander-in-Chief of the Mourners instead.

“It is our duty as a nation to find these perpetrators and their sponsors wherever they are scattered in the lawless areas of Nigeria, be it Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto or the South. It means using whatever coercive security apparatus we have in Kaduna or the South. We have to find them and after we find them, the commander in chief will either give them justice or they will must be brought to justice.”


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