Plateau State, State House of Assembly, Jos
The Committee on Information conveyed the position of the legislators when he briefed newsmen in Jos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Philip Dasun, Chairman, House Committee on Information conveyed the position of the legislators when he briefed reporters in Jos.
He words goes as follow
“As an assembly with people at heart, we call on Plateau citizens to have confidence in us with renewed commitment.
“We have given two weeks to the governor to take action on the resolutions the House has forwarded on security matters and how to restore peace.
“We call on the Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, to come up with a statement defending us as a people and to bring back renewed commitment to the cause of Plateau.
“We strongly call on Plateau people to practically stand up and defend themselves and their communities, as the conventional security design is no longer guaranteeing our safety as a people,”
“On behalf of the assembly, I wish to sympathize with the government and Plateau people on the barbaric and dastardly killings that have been taking place in different communities in the state.
“I sympathise with communities in Bassa, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos, Jos North, Jos South, Mangu, Riyom, University of Jos community and recently that of Yelwa Zangam.
“The House condemns all these killings in totality, all these killings are unacceptable and condemnable.
“We commiserate with the families of all those who lost their loved ones during these attacks,” he said.