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Political Class Must Proffer Solutions To Killings In Plateau – Pwajok

Posted: May 16, 2015 at 9:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

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Senator  representing Plateau North senatorial district in the National Assembly,  Senator Gyang Pwajok, has charged the Political class  in Plateau state to sit down at round table to discuss the challenges confronting  the state and finding lasting solutions to the incessant attacks and killings.

Pwajok in an interview with Sunday Independent in Jos at his private residence, said the political class on the Plateau  must  proffer solutions to  ongoing attacks on the people of the state not minding their  political affiliations.

‘’They should be able to sit at a 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,’’ Pwajok lamented..

“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 whether it is PDP or APC in government. These attacks have no regard for party, when it happens it affect all, so the political class must close rank and address the problem collectively” he said.

Apparently disturbed by the incessant attack on communities in Plateau State, Senator Pwajok stated that the attacks were an orchestrated war against the people of the state.

In the last two weeks, no fewer than six communities were attacks in Plateau State and many innocent people were killed in an attack suspected to have been perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen.


Pwajok regretted that  the  attacks  on Plateau communities have become a vicious circle and being made to look  as if the communities are 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 disorganize Plateau and turn the peace loving people against themselves.

Senator Pwajok pointed out that the military onslaught against insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country seem 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.

Senator Pwajok who said community relationship at all levels must be reviewed and reinforced as a mean of addressing the incessant attacks, charged the political class to see the ugly trend as something that affect the people regardless of political affiliations.