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Plateau Killings: Lar Threatens to Drag Army to ICC

Posted: May 5, 2015 at 6:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Onoja Audu, 



The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights, Beni Lar, has threatened to drag the Nigerian Army to the United Nations, the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the National Human Rights Commission, over weekend’s invasion of three Taroh communities in Southern Plateau by soldiers. Over 50 people, including women and children, were killed in attack.

Also, no fewer than 30 people have been confirmed killed in a fresh attack by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in two villages of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

Lar, who represents Langtang North/South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, in a statement on Monday lamented what she called the wanton destruction of lives and properties of the agrarian villagers in the affected communities, saying she would channel this inhuman act to appropriate quarters.

According to her, they want to let the Nigerian Government and the International community to know that there is a conspiracy against the Taroh nation. She said there are currently over 3,000 displaced persons in Pajat who have come from various villages in Wase axis, adding that she has been over stretched in terms of providing relief materials to the displaced people.

Beni Lar, the daughter of the late Chief Solomon Lar, noted that as the Chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights, it is an insult to her personality for her people to be so badly treated by armed security operatives.

While she was advocating for the right of every Nigerian in the whole world, Nigerian soldiers are busy attacking and killing innocent children and women in her own domain, she said.

“This attack is a serious violation of human rights,” she said, calling on relevant government agencies to investigate the attack with a view of compensating victims and bringing the soldiers involved to justice.

Effort to contact the Media and information officer of the Special Task Force on phone proved abortive as he was not picking his calls as at the time of filing in this report.