Plateau: Lawmaker condemns fresh killings, says state police long overdue

Former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, has condemned the killing of four people in Miango District of Bassa local government area of Plateau state.

He has reiterated the need for the introduction of state police, saying Nigeria is long overdue for the creation of the system.

Bagos, who is one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives’ lawmakers from Plateau state that were controversially sacked by the Court of Appeal made this declaration in a statement, Monday in Abuja.

He said the continued killing of innocent people in Plateau state was “barbaric and callous” and must be stopped by the Super agencies.

“I am saddened by the killing of yet another four people on Monday in two villages of Miango District in Bassa LGA of Plateau state. This is most barbaric and callous. I called on the security agencies to up their game and put an end to this carnage.

“I am appealing to the federal government to deploy more security operatives in these troubled areas and take decisive steps in ending this continuous killing of our people in Plateau state. These bandits and assailants must be stop in their tracks”, he advised.

The lawmaker, who represented Jos East/Jos South from 2019-2023 and was reelected in 2023 said “I want to urge the National Assembly to include state policing in the ongoing constitution amendment process. Nigeria is long overdue for state and I can assure you, it is the sure way to containing the excesses of terrorist groups killing, maiming and kidnapping with reckless abandon,” adding that the state is ready to key in.

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