- Herdsmen are responsible for the killings and assassinations of traditional rulers in Plateau state, according to Senator Gyang
- According to the lawmaker, about 10 traditional rulers have so far lost their lives to the assassination attacks
- Going further, he called for security around traditional rulers
As traditional rulers continue to lose their lives in Plateau state, Senator Istifanus Gyang, a member of the National Assembly, has blamed herdsmen for the crimes.
Gyang who represents Plateau North described the situation as “serious killings and targeted assassinations”.
He disclosed this during Plenary on Wednesday, September 30.
According to him, 10 traditional rulers have so far lost their lives to the assassination attacks. He added that most of them are from his senatorial district.
He argued that the development called for urgent and adequate security to be built around traditional rulers to ensure their safety.
Going further, he called for adequate protection of monarchs in their palaces to stem the bloodletting.
In his remarks, Senate president, Dr Ahmad Lawan, condoled with the government and people of Plateau state over the sad incident, This Day reports.
He consequently urged security agencies in the state to ensure adequate security for all citizens, especially the traditional rulers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the recent attack on the convoy of Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, a group of north-east elders under the aegis of Coalition for North East Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD), advised President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the country's security architecture.
Chairman of the group, Engineer Zana Goni and secretary, Dr Muhammed Misua, in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, September 26, said the military has come to what they called “breaking point.”
Legit.ng gathered that in a communique by the commissioner for information, and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, the governor congratulates Lagosians on “this auspicious occasion and strongly advises that they should celebrate quietly at home and pray for the country.
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