Plateau killings: Mutfwang calls NEMA, SEMA for humanitarian support

Plateau state Governor Caleb Mutfwang has called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)  to swiftly respond to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the attacks on communities in Plateau on Christmas Eve.

 He said the attacks had resulted in the tragic loss of several lives and destruction of property.

Governor Mutfwang, in a signed statement Tuesday by his spokesman, Gyang Bere, emphasised the resilience of the Plateau people in the face of these unprovoked assaults and called for united efforts to identify and apprehend those responsible for these heinous acts.

Governor Mutfwang said, “More than 20 villages had been displaced, with numerous houses destroyed and millions of naira worth of property lost. Scores of individuals also sustained gunshot injuries during the attacks.

“It is disheartening that we have lost numerous lives due to incessant attacks in Mangu, Bokkos, and Barkin-Ladi. These senseless and unprovoked acts are unnecessary and unjustifiable. I appeal to the sponsors of these attacks to reconsider, as there is nothing to gain from such violence. The spirit of the Plateau people will not be broken.”

He acknowledged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for supporting the Nigerian Army in maintaining security, and also commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, and the Commander Operation Safe Haven for their commitment to addressing various security challenges facing Plateau and the nation.

While expressing sympathy for the affected families and communities, Governor Mutfwang urged citizens to stand strong, assuring them that the government was actively working to address the situation.

Governor Mutfwang emphasised the government’s commitment by covering the medical expenses of those injured and receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and other hospitals in the state.