Probe Plateau Killings, Reps Minority Leader Tells N’Assembly

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, has urged the National Assembly to commence investigations into the ongoing killings in Plateau State.

This is just as the member representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Rivers State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party condemned last week’s invasion of five communities in the state by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, which led to the deaths of over 70 persons.

The killings occurred on Saturday and Sunday in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas when residents were in a preparatory mood to celebrate this year’s Christmas.

The gunmen reportedly invaded some communities in the two LGAs, set fire to residential buildings and looted property, particularly in Mushu village.

Reacting to the  incidents, Chinda, in a statement titled “Murder on the Plateau: Time to end the killings,” issued on Thursday, flayed security agencies for always failing to act on intelligence reports which often precede deadly attacks.

The statement read in part, “We urge the National Assembly Security Committees to draw strength from Sections 4, 88 and 89 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, as amended, to commence a proper and detailed investigation into the persistent murders and proffer legislative solutions to end same.

“The invasion of five communities and the killings of over 70 persons by unknown gunmen in Gashish and Ropp Districts of Barkin Ladi and Bokkos LGAs of Plateau State on Christmas eve have raised national and global concerns about the security of persons in Nigeria, particularly the North Central region of Nigeria and murders that have gone for too long on the Plateau.

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