- Residents of Plateau state have been sked to defend themselves from attacks as crises continue unabated
- The call was made by the Plateau State House of Assembly who claimed that conventional security can no longer help the people
- Meanwhile, the lawmakers have have sent a resolution to Governor Lalong on how to restore peace in the state
A serious message has been sent to indigenes and residents of Plateau state. The message was sent by the Plateau State House of Assembly.
Specifically, the lawmakers called on the people to defend themselves from attacks, Daily Trust reports.
Addressing newsmen in Jos, Plateau state capital, on Friday, August 27, chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Dasun Philip Peter, said the conventional security means can no longer guarantee safety.
Uncertainty as state government orders closure of all markets, fuel stations, gives reason for emergency decision
He also gave Governor Simon Lalong two weeks to act on the resolutions it forwarded to him on how to restore peace.
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Peter said the lawmakers will take action if the government fails to act within the two-week ultimatum, Punch Newspaper added.
He urged the security operatives to fish out the perpetrators of the mayhem and punish them according to the law.
“We strongly call on Plateau People to practically stand up and defend themselves and their communities, as the conventional security design is no longer guaranteeing our safety as a people."
Fear of attacks cripples UNIJOS as Ogun, Kwara evacuate stranded students, corps members
Recall that Legit.ng reported that in what will continue to scare parents, students and staff members, the University of Jos (UNIJOS) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) raised an alarm over the insecurity ravaging Plateau state.
According to the body, the lives of students and lecturers in the university are no longer safe.
ASUU claimed three students of the university had already become victims of the insecurity while two others were currently on admission in a hospital. This was disclosed in a statement by ASUU chapter chairman, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro.
This comes as Ogun and Kwara state governments ordered the evacuation of students of UNIJOS and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are indigenes of their states.
Plateau Killings: Nigerian Army exposes plot to perpetrate unrest in Jos
In another report, the Nigerian Army raised alarm over an alleged plot to carry out unrest in Jos.
The Headquarters 3 Division of Nigerian Army and Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi security task force maintaining peace in Plateau and some parts of Bauchi and Kaduna, on Tuesday, August 24, said some merchants were behind the plot.
The Nigerian Army made the allegations in response to Monday’s press conference organized by TEKAN/ECWA bloc of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Plateau State Chapter on the rising insecurity in the state, held at the ECWA Jos DCC Headquarters, Jos.