A member of the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos has condemned what he called the movement of arms and ammunition by herdsmen, many of whom are not intercepted nor arrested.
The lawmaker that represents Jos South and Jos East Local Government Areas in the House of Representatives was reacting to the interception and arrest of Likita Abubakar a Fulani man in Akwanga, on Saturday 21st August, 2021 by the Join Task Force of Police and Federal Road Safety Commission in Nasarawa State while transporting ammunitions to Jos.
In a statement on Sunday, Bagos said it was clear evidence that war has been declared by terror herdsmen against the good people of Plateau.
He asked the Plateau State Government and the security agencies to rise to their responsibility of protecting lives and properties and ensure the arrest of the remaining six Gangs and friends of Likita Abubakar a Fulani man who was arrested in Akwanga Saturday the 21st of August, 2021 on his way to Jos with fully loaded arms.
Bagos also called on all Plateau State people, especially youth to be united and ensure they are not taken unawares, and to protect their communities by preventing any further attacks.
“Section 33 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution provides that persons living in Nigeria, shall have a right to life and no one shall be deprived intentionally, of his life unless in execution of the sentence of a court of criminal office of which he has been found guilty, the statement added.
This aspect of the constitution has been forgotten, there is killing everywhere. terror herdsmen are above the law. They seems untouchable and seemingly protected. If there activities remain unchecked, another civil war may erupt or the Taliban Afghanistan experience.
It is very sad that in the past few weeks Plateau Villages have suffered several attacks and hundreds of innocent souls lost, but this didn’t attract the necessary required attention, rather grazing routes are been reviewed instead of approval of encouraging private ranches.
I call on the security agencies in Plateau State to take action like their colleagues in Nasarawa state to arrest the remaining six gangs who were on their way with loaded Arms to Plateau State for another round deadly of attacks
Enough is enough, we will resist any attempt to continuously disrupt peace on the Plateau by forcefully taken over our ancestral farm lands in whatsoever form. Government should ensure the return of citizens that has been chased out of there communities”, he added.
Editor: Ameachi Anakwe