Reps speaker Abbas sues for peace, calls for end Of Killings In Plateau Stat


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen has condemned in strongest terms, the recurring attacks in Plateau State, resulting in the killings of many people while others were rendered homeless.

The Speaker said; “enough is enough” on the Plateau killings,” stating it was devastating to read the news about renewed attacks and hostility in communities around Mangu Local Government Area of the state.

This was made known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, on Thursday.

Disturbed by the unfortunate development, Speaker Abbas said he would meet President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the matter, while the House would take a strong position upon its resumption from the Christmas and New Year break on Tuesday, next week.

Speaker Abbas added that on its resumption on January 30, 2024, the House would kick-start plans to organise a security submit to find lasting solutions to the security challenges in the North and other parts of the country.

There have been attacks on some communities in Plateau State since late December 2023, which led to the deaths of many people.

Just this week, attacks were reported in Mangu LGA where scores of people were killed. The latest incident led the Plateau State government to imposing a 24-hour curfew in that area.

While decrying the spate of killings on the Plateau, Speaker Abbas called for peace on both sides, stressing that the people must live in harmony with one another for any meaningful progress to be made.

Besides, the Speaker said Nigerians are supposed to be their brothers’ keepers wherever they are.

“I am deeply saddened by the continuous killings in Plateau State. It is unfortunate and disheartening that this is happening at this time when efforts are on to tackle insecurity around the country.

“I call on the people of Plateau State to live in peace with one another as they were known for years back. We cannot continue like this as a people.

“Our Creator, in His wisdom, brought us together for a reason, and we must continue to appreciate our differences and form a common front to tackle our collective challenges instead of killing ourselves. This path will only take us backward,” Speaker Abbas said.

The Speaker also called on the various security agencies to take decisive action to arrest the situation on the Plateau.

He commended the Plateau State government for declaring a curfew in Mangu, saying a lot needs to be done for everlasting peace in the state.