Plateau attack: Dogara condemns murder, urges Tinubu to bring perpetrators to justice

Plateau attack: Dogara condemns murder, urges Tinubu to bring perpetrators to justice

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara has called on President Bola Tinubu to ensure that the perpetrators of the Christmas Eve attacks in some parts of Plateau State are arrested.

He also said it was time for the people to unite and stop the bloodshed, warning that such gruesome acts could be carried out in any part of the country if the perpetrators were released in Plateau.

Dogara expressed his feelings on Saturday during a solidarity visit to Governor Caleb Mutofan at his official residence in Jos, the state capital, following the Christmas Eve attacks in some communities in Barkin Ladi, Bokkos and Mangu local governments. revealed.

He said the people of Plateau were “peaceful, kind and hospitable” and did not deserve the “dehumanizing and unclean” acts inflicted on them.

He called for a holistic approach by all citizens, across all faiths, to curb banditry, terrorism and criminal activities across the country.

“The perpetrators of this act of violence are not only crazy, they are dangerous. The truth is they won't stop until we stop them, and the commander in chief has a responsibility to stop them.

“We are working in a cohesive manner to locate these people and their sponsors scattered across the uncontrolled spaces of Nigeria, whether it be in the Plateau, Nasarawa, Southern Kaduna, Zamfara, the Northeast or the Southern part of Nigeria. You have to leverage your organization.

According to him, “Wherever these people are, there must be them. After finding them, the Commander-in-Chief must bring them to justice, or have them brought to justice.”

“The inability to bring them to justice has always been the bane of the fight against terrorism,” he charged.

In response, Governor Muthofan thanked him for the visit and said the real story of the Plateau killings was not a conflict between farmers and herders, but one of banditry and terrorism, and that it needed to be dealt with holistically in that context. .

He commended President Bola Tinubu's drive and desire to end the genocide, saying the president has shown political will in addressing the issue.

“I want to be bold and say that I want to see change from the current president.

“I see a desire to change the narrative, a desire to rewrite the story and make things right. I could feel you carrying it on your back.”

Mutofan reiterated his administration's determination to work with the federal government to end the genocide and decades of attacks that have claimed scores of lives in the state.

He also commiserated with the former Speaker on the death of his mother and prayed to God to grant him the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.


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