Reps ask IG to fish out killers
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.”