The 15 Members elect of the Plateau State House of Assembly have condemned in strong terms the massacre in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas, where close to two hundred lives were lost and property worth millions of naira destroyed, describing the carnage as callous, barbaric and reprehensible.
Statement made available to this medium and was signed by Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda Yackson on behalf of APC Caucus, Plateau State House of Members elect noted that the incessant attacks on those communities is a source of serious concern and urged the three tiers of government to come out with a workable template that will bring an end to the needless bloodbath.
The statement which appealed for more proactive measures on the part of the security agencies , called for genuine efforts in the areas of intelligence gathering in order to stem the tide as the existing methods have become outdated and not yielding the desired results.
The lawmakers tasked the security agencies to go after the killers of the innocent and defenceless people and bring them to justice, so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
They appealed to his excellency Governor Mutfwang to sermon the courage to implement previous reports of Inquiry which indicted some individuals in the crisis on the Plateau , this will discourage others who collaborate with these undesirable elements to perpetrate this heinous crime and other criminalities.
The lawmakers commiserated with the government and people of Plateau State over the great loss and urged the three tiers of governments to provide relief materials to the survivors in order to give them succour.
While commending President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for dispatching the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, the National Security Advisor, Nuhu Ribadu and service chiefs, implore him not to rest on his oars until the killers are brought to justice.
The members elect also showered accolades on the National Assembly caucas of the APC, including the immediate past governor of the state , Senator Simon Lalong , Senator Diket Plang , Idris Wase, Yusuf Gagdi, John Dafaan and David Lalu and other National Assembly members for their show of love and concern over barbaric act.
The statement equally appealed to public spirit individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the Internally Displaced Persons with relief materials in other to cushion the effects of their sufferings.
On their part, the members elect pledged to continue to enact laws that will ensure the peace and development of the state and will assist the executive arm of promote coexistence.