Disturbed by the incessant attacks on communities in Plateau State, the senator representing Plateau North, Gyang Pwajok has stated that such attacks were orchestrated war against people of the state.
It would be recalled that in the last two weeks, no fewer than six communities were attacked in Plateau State and many innocent people were killed in an attack suspected to have been perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen.
Speaking in an interview in Jos yesterday, Senator Pwajok said attacks on Plateau communities had become a vicious circle being made to look as if the communities were rising up in arm against themselves, adding that this is a ploy by some external aggressors to mislead the public to further unleash mayhem on the people in the guise of community conflict.
“The vicious circle of violence is an indication that there are some people who do not want Plateau people to live in peace with one another. It is not a community conflict but conflict orchestrated by external influence to disorganise Plateau and turn the peace loving people against themselves.”
Pwajok pointed that the military onslaught against insurgents in the northeastern part of the country seemed to have pushed the militias to their new areas of attack, adding that the latest attacks, especially in Plateau State, were misrepresented to be as a result of cattle rustling or conflict between farmers and cattle rearers.
Pwajok, who said community relationship at all levels must be reviewed and reinforced as a means of addressing the incessant attacks, charged the political class to see the ugly trend as something that affects the people regardless of political affiliations.
“Political class also must see this as something that affect people regardless of political affiliations. They should be able to sit on round table and find lasting solution to this because it appears there are people who want to create a state within a state, that itself is very disturbing.
“Some people have come up with a mentality on the kind of state they want to create within Nigeria. And they don’t give a dam wether it is PDP or APC in government. These attacks have to regard for party, when it happens it affect all, so political class must close rank and address the problem collectively,” he said.


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