by Christiana Gkokyo, Jos
Following the deadly attacks and dislodgement of some communities in Plateau North, Senator Istifanus D. Gyang, who is Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence, has visited the Commander Operation Safe Haven, Commissioner of Police Plateau State, Edward C. Egbuka, the Brra Nggwe Rigwe and made an on-the-spot assessment of destructions meted on Jebbu Miango where lives and livelihoods were wasted by the attackers.
The Senator lamented the inability of government through the security agencies to secure host communities in Plateau North from deadly attacks and displacement, and asked the OPSH Commander and the Commissioner of Police on the need to be decisive and dispassionate in enforcing the law, otherwise the attacks will persist.
The security heads in their separate remarks assured the Senator of redoubling their efforts in arresting the ugly attacks.
At the palace of the Brra Nggwe Rigwe, HRH Rev. Ronku Aka, Senator Gyang expressed sadness over the tragic losses to lives, livelihood and habitat, which host communities, including the Irigwe nation, are subjected to from prolonged and repeated attacks from killer herdsmen.
“What do you do when the very lives of the people you represent are endangered on daily basis? What do you do when a peace loving people are targeted for alienation?,” he expressed.
Responding, the Brra Nggwe Rigwe, HRH Rev. Ronku Aka, appreciated the Senator for visiting the Rigweland, saying that, he keeps track of Senator Gyang’s representation as being outspoken and courageous in voicing out the concerns of the people he represents.
He lamented how his people have been deserted by government and pleaded for security to be reinforced to avoid the annihilation of Rigwe nation.
While inspecting the destruction meted on Jebbu Miango, bodies of two women killed in the neighbourhood were brought before the Senator to further compound his helplessness and that of the people he represents.