Reps ask IG to fish out killers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives yesterday urged the In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice, Ibrahim Idris, to fish out and pun­ish the killers of the para­mount ruler of the Bokkos peo­ple, Saf Ron Kulere, Dah Lazarus Amashin Agai.

Adopt­ing a mo­tion by Rep Solomon Maren (PDP, Plateau), the House also di­rected all se­cu­rity agen­cies to de­ploy to the area to fore­stall the break­down of law and or­der.

The House said the killing of the tra­di­tional ruler was one of the many killings in the area since the ad­vent of the pre­sent ad­min­is­tra­tion, that in Jan­uary and May this year, two tra­di­tional lead­ers in the area were grue­somely mur­dered.

In all the cases, the House said, “there has been no se­cu­rity in­ter­ven­tion to ei­ther stop the killings or bring the culprits to book.”

The House warned that if the killing was not checked im­me­di­ately, “se­cu­rity in the area and in­deed Plateau State might es­ca­late beyond imag­i­na­tion.”

“This wan­ton killing and un­whole­some act of ter­ror­ism by the mis­chievous peo­ple ought to be tack­led even with greater in­ten­sity than Boko Haram scourge due to the slow and con­sis­tent man­ner and pat­ter of op­er­a­tion and elim­i­na­tion of peace­ful and law abid­ing cit­i­zens who have been work­ing hard to­wards achiev­ing last­ing peace in Plateau State,” the House said.

Maren and four of his col­leagues later ad­dressed a press con­fer­ence where they al­leged that there was an at­tempt to “wipe the peo­ple of the Plateau which is why silent killings have been go­ing on in the state un­abated.”

They urged the youth keep calmOne of the law­mak­ers, Ti­mothy Golu, said, “This is an­other di­men­sion in the act of ter­ror­ism tak­ing place on the Plateau. It is all part of at­tempt to wipe the peo­ple of the Plateau. As we speak, there is se­ri­ous ten­sion on the Plateau. If noth­ing is done, it will es­ca­late, and if Plateau boils, the whole coun­try will boil.”

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