Says His State under Constant Intense Attacks; Condemns killings, destruction of farmlands
Senator Hezekiah Dimka of Plateau State under All Progressives Congress (APC) Plateau Central) has cried out that several communities in Plateau State are under continuous intense attacks by assailants.
The Senator, in a statement on Tuesday, also condemned, in strong terms, the continuous killing of people and destruction of farmlands in the state.
He lamented that week after week, communities of Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Jos South and Jos East local government areas had come under intense attacks.
Dimka, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, said that the trend had led to the destruction of farmlands and maiming of people in the most barbaric manner.
“I am aware that there has been apprehension concerning these incidents; there is untold hardship on the part of communities.
“The attack on Jebbu Miango on July 31 until morning of August 1, 2021 leaves much to be desired.
“From reports, over 10 people were massacred, their homes and farmlands desecrated recklessly.
“These are attacks that should not be glossed over. It is time to get things sorted out by ensuring that the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to justice,” he said.
The lawmaker added that the attacks were not isolated cases going by the pieces of information that were circulated before the attacks took place.
He urged security agencies to be on top of the situation and end the attacks.
Dimka sympathized with the communities and asked that they be always provided with adequate security.