Presidential aspirant and immediate past Plateau Governor, Senator Jonah Jang, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong to resign their offices for their failure to end the mindless killings on the Plateau.
In a statement by his media consultant, Clinton Garuba, he condemned the invasion of Rukuba Road, Jos North Plateau State, a few kilometers from the 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army in the early hours of Friday 28th September, 2018. A family of nine, including a pregnant woman, was wiped out in the invasion.
Spiralling violence following the killing by the unknown gunmen, believed to be Fulani militia, forced the Plateau government to impose a dusk to dawn curfew on the State capital.
Jang adds: “The unprovoked attack which targeted innocent unarmed natives in their homes once again reveals the very short life expectation of our people who are no longer safe wherever they are in our towns, villages, and city.
“This recent surge of mindless killings in Plateau State is a damning appraisal to the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Plateau State. Under the present administration, hardly a day passes by without news of people getting killed by herdsmen or unknown gunmen with ancestral lands forcefully occupied and people rendered homeless and internally displaced on their own land.
“Before we are all wiped out from the face of the earth by gunmen whose farmiliarization with murder and violence seem to confound our Armed Forces and the overall structure of government, the Senator without equivocation hereby calls on President Muhammdu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to resign with immediate effect having displayed unfathomable insensitivity and cluelessness in the aspects of security and value for human life.
“In addition, it is the determination of Senator Jonah David Jang, that Nigerians no longer feel safe with General Muhammdu Buhari as President. Therefore, he wishes to call on the United Nations to intervene in Nigeria and act on behalf of the poor, innocent, and abandoned people of Plateau State and their endangered kinds in the Middle-belt, to protect and guarantee them a future of longevity, pride, and prosperity. A situation where security officials are mibilized to militarize the conduct elections in a ratio of one policeman to one citizen at the expense of communities prone to attacks is unacceptable.
“While calling on the youths and people of Plateau State to be law abiding, the Senator finds it instructive to admonish them to rise up to defend themselves within the perimeters of the law, as it is now dangerous to trust the Commander-in-chief with our security.
“Importantly, the Senator representing Plateau North is using this medium to call on the Armed Forces to live up to their sworn duty to protect Nigerians before the public completely loses faith in them.
“May God console all those who lost loved ones in the attack and the protest that followed.”