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Killings Barbaric, Unacceptable – Gen Useni

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The vice chairman, Senate Committee on defence, Senator, Gen. Jeremiah Useni, has condemned the recent killings in three council areas in Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, describing it as barbaric and unacceptable.

Gen Useni in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, said the incident was indeed one of the saddest thing that has happened to the people of Plateau in recent time, at a time that the people of state are collectively recuperating out of the worst situations of its past days of such happenings.

The senator equally condemned the setting up of road blocks and killing of innocent passengers and passersby by some hoodlums who have nothing to do with the activities of these killers.

The statement reads in part: “Our dear state of Plateau has once again found itself into other dark moments of violent attack by killer herdsmen that has not only tempered with the relative peace, but rather led to serious death of children, women and the old.

“The attack which resulted to the death of about 200 innocent citizens in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Bokkos, Bassa, Mangu and some parts of Jos South Local Government areas of the State, has left an indelible devastating effect.

“I am appealing to the federal government to consider the complete overhaul of the security architecture of the country and bring on board the one that will ensure the safety and security of our people.

“Furthermore, this is the time for all of us to come together as a state to widen our tentacles towards fashioning out genuine and sincere ways of nipping in the bud such unhealthy acts, in not only the Plateau North Senatorial District, but in the entire state at large.”

He, however, expressed his deepest sympathy to the bereaved communities, their relations and Plateau people in general.



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