A member representing Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency Solomon Maren, has called on residents of Mangu Local Government of Plateau State to remain calm in the face of renewed attacks by unknown gunmen.
Maren made the call during a condolence visit on the management committee of the council, Mr. Titus Bise, over Tuesday’s attack on Kadunung community of the area and urged the people eschew violence.
“It is very unfortunate that people were killed in Kadunung village, with many displaced with various degrees of injuries.
“Attacks and counter attacks is not part of our culture as a people; we must shed our sword and embrace peace.
’’We need to have a rethink and return to the path of peace. We have to return to the old Plateau, which was home of peace and hospitality,’’ he said and appealed to government at all levels to ensure that adequate security of lives and property of citizens.
The lawmaker donated relief items to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, when he visited some of the camps in his constituency. The items donated were bags of rice, bags of maize, mattresses, mats, buckets, nets and toiletries and beverages.
Receiving the items on behalf of the IDPs, the District Head of Pyem, Charles Mato, commended him for his concern and gesture.
In a related development, National Body of Berom Youth Moulders, BYM, in Plateau State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take proactive steps to curb the persistent killings orchestrated by Fulani herdsmen in Riyom, Barkin-Ladi and recently in Mangu Local Government Areas.
The group pledge its loyalty to the Buhari’s administration and plead with the President to break his long silence on the perpetual killings of innocent people in the state by taking stringent measures to curbed the menace.
In a press statement signed by the National President, Chuwang Choji and National Publicity Secretary, Jatau Gyang and made available to Journalists in Jos, urged Plateau people to be aware of the deliberate steps taken by Fulani terrorists to pitch ethnic groups in the state against each other through persistent attacks.
BYM condemned recent attacked in Kudunung village in Mangu Local Government Area and refuted claims in some quarters that the attack was carried out by Beroms.
He added, “it is repulsive that the media reported the contrary, portraying the ever armless Berom on the offensive by accusing us of attacking Kadunung Community which we are also residents, this mischievous newsmen’s assertion is not just false but misleading and aimed at stirring conflict amongst Plateau indigenes.”
“The government must not pretend not to be aware of the unrestrained behaviour of these Fulani herdsmen that has jeopardised the peaceful co-existence of the entire country, and so we call on the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to break his long silence on these killings by taking stringent measures to curb the menace of insecurity in Plateau.”

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