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Plateau rep: Over 100 killed in two-night attacks in my constituency 

Plateau rep: Over 100 killed in two-night attacks in my constituency 
May 17
18:28 2023

Solomon Maren, a member of the house of representatives from Plateau, says over 100 people have been killed in two days during overnight attacks in his constituency.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency, said the attackers also razed houses, including foodstuffs and farm inputs.

TheCable had reported how over 30 persons were killed by gunmen in Mangu — one of the LGAs in the constituency on Tuesday.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Maren said over 200 people have been killed by gunmen within the past four months.


“I find it expedient at this time to intimate the world on the unfortunate happenings in my constituency Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency Plateau state, in the last two days, where over 100 persons, most of them women and children have been massacred and butchered in cold blood by terrorists during an overnight unprovoked attack at their houses burnt down including foodstuff, food barns and seedlings,” the statement reads.

“These killings are one among many in the constituency, where over 200 persons have been killed in the last four months before this one. Government may claim to be doing its best but its best is not good enough since it is not able to stop the killings in years. However, I commend the few gallant officers working without sufficient arms, yet gave themselves to save lives.”

The lawmaker asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the deployment of security operatives to the constituency to forestall the attacks.


“The responsibility lies in the president to first condemn the dastard act which we expect him to do and immediately go ahead to protect lives and properties which is the primary responsibility of the government,” he said.

“Therefore, I urge the president to order the security agencies to move into the area with immediate effect to curb the killings as well as the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and other well-spirited organisations to also move in with relief materials for the wounded survivors of the dastard attack.

“While urging for support across boards, I condemn the attack in its entirety and call for calm and no one should take the law into their hands.”


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