Solomon Marren, a House of Representatives from Plateau State member, has reported that approximately 200 people have been killed in his constituency over the past few months. Marren, who represents Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, called on Wednesday night for President Muhammadu Buhari to instruct security agencies to protect lives and property in the area.
The statement detailed the horrific violence, stating:
“I find it expedient at this time to intimate the world on the unfortunate happenings in my constituency, Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, Plateau state, in the last two days, where over 100 persons, most of them women and children, have been massacred and butchered in cold blood by terrorists during an overnight unprovoked attack, and their houses burnt down, including food stuffs, food barns, and seedlings.”
“These killings are one among many in the constituency, where over 200 persons have been killed in the last four months before this one,” Marren added.
He commended the efforts of the security officers but stressed that the government’s current efforts are insufficient, urging the President to intervene immediately. He also called on the National Emergency Management Authority and other organisations to provide relief materials for the wounded survivors.
Editor’s Take: Urgent Call for Action as Plateau State Sees Spike in Violence
Rise in Violence Shakes Plateau State
Plateau State, represented in the House of Representatives by Solomon Marren, has been rocked by a shocking escalation of violence over the past few months. Marren has reported that approximately 200 lives have been claimed in his constituency, Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, amid a wave of brutal attacks.
The violence peaked with the loss of over 100 people, primarily women and children, in a single night due to an unprovoked attack by terrorists. The victims were killed in cold blood, and their homes and food supplies were burned.
A Call for Government Intervention and Support
In his statement, Marren recognized the courage of the officers working on the ground but emphasized that the current intervention level is inadequate. He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order security agencies to protect lives and property in the affected area.
He urged the National Emergency Management Authority and other organizations to offer relief materials for the wounded survivors.
As the violence continues, Marren’s plea is a stark reminder of the need for swift and comprehensive government action to restore peace and aid affected communities.
Did You Know?
- Plateau State is located in the middle belt of Nigeria and has a population of around 3.5 million.
- The Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency is a legislative electoral entity in Plateau State that elects a representative to the House of Representatives.
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