The All Progressives Congress Plateau State Chapter, condems in very strong terms yesterday’s dastardly and unprovoked attacks on Kubwat and Fungzai communities of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State.
Statement made available to this medium and was signed by Hon. Sylvanus Namang,
APC State Publicity Secretary disclosed that According to reports from the local goverment area, the perpetrators of these heinous acts left on their trail many lives lost with others maimed while houses and other unquantified property were senselessly destroyed.
Coming in the wake of the farming season, where the peasants have just began planting their crops which they largely depend on for their subsistence, is as wicked as it is condemnable in all its ramifications.
The displacement of the people who are running helter skelter to safe havens in neighbourhoods and the spiral effects of the attacks have created great anxiety and disquiet in the once peaceful local goverment area which has witnessed one surprise attacks too many in recent times.
The APC in the state is greatly saddened by the unleashing of mayhem on unsuspecting people of the affected communities and hereby extends its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the bereaved families, the Mishkaham Mwaghavul, Da John Putmang Hirse and Chairman of Mangu Local Goverment Area, Hon Minister Daniel Daput over this very painful development.
The party also sympathises with other communities in the state particularly in Bokkos, Riyom and Barkin Ladi local goverment areas which had witnessed similar despicable loss of lives and property in the past few weeks or months.
The party urges security agencies to go on the trail of the attackers and fish and deal decisively with them as they are certainly not spirits but identifiable human beings.
The APC calls for the mobilisation and reinforcement of more security forces to the local goverment area in order to nib this wicked act in the bud so that it does not spread to neighbouring communities and other local goverment areas.
The APC calls on emergency aid and humanitarian agencies operating in the state to provide urgent and most needed relief to the victims of the attacks.
As a lasting solution, the APC calls for more vigilance and proactive measures as people who have lived together for centuries cannot be used by extraneous forces or covert agents of destruction to turn against each other at this period when goverment has put every mechanism in place to ensure peaceful co – existence of its citizens regardless of religion or ethnicity.