The Senator representing Plateau Central in the National Assembly, Diket Plang, has expressed optimism that President Bola Tinubu-led administration and the new service chiefs will put an end to the series of attacks and killings in Plateau state.
Senator Plang made the comment on Thursday while speaking with journalists in Jos in line with the incessant killings in his constituency.
Considering the killings and destruction of properties, Plang said the crisis must be attended to squarely.
He said: “The situation in Mangu which used to be the most peaceful LGA in Plateau state is unacceptable. Many people have been killed and their properties destroyed. The crisis in the Plateau Central unfortunately is expanding and has extended to Mangu. I’m very certain that the people of Plateau and indeed Nigerians are saddened by the event that has taken place in the affected LGAs. We must find a solution to the situation at hand.
“I’m very grateful because, during our inauguration, we had time with Mr. President (Bola Tinubu) and the president spoke about what is happening in Mangu and told us that the state Governor, His Excellency, Barrister Caleb Mutfwang met him over the issues and they discussed at length. I’m also happy because one of the concerns of Mr President is the issue of security because he believes that where there is no peace in our country, he will not be able to work. I believe that his restructuring of the security leadership in the country leading to the appointment of new service chiefs will find a solution to what is happening in my constituency.
The Senator urged the residents to give maximum support to the new administration led by President Bola Tinubu saying “If the efforts of the previous administration have failed, there must be another way of handling the security issues in the state because it is long overdue.”
Speaking further, the Senator appreciated the people for giving him the opportunity to represent them at the National Assembly and promised not to disappoint the people
It is pertinent to note that in the past three months, within the Mangu LGA and other parts of the central zone of Plateau state, there have been persistent attacks by gunmen that claimed the lives of no fewer than 250 persons and the destruction of several properties.
It is also worth noting that the security architecture of Nigeria has been troubled. Citizens live in fear not knowing what might become of them. With the recent appointment of service chiefs by the President, Nigerians are expecting them to hit the ground running and fulfill their commitment to saving lives and properties.