Latest on the Plateau Killings and the President’s body language
We can confirm from the Plateau Police Command the killing of 86 Nigerians in the attacks on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government. The recent massacre is part of a series of killings that have taken place in the middle-belt region in Nigeria.
Earlier today the President released a statement consoling the families who lost their loved ones yesterday.
The President said,
“The grievous loss of lives and property arising from the killing in Plateau today is painful and regrettable. “My deepest condolences to the affected communities. We will not rest until all murderers and criminal elements and their sponsors are incapacitated and brought to justice.’’
This is not the first time the President will make such grandiose statements and its beginning to lose any meaning. The body language of the presidency has shown that the lives of Nigerians do not matter.
A country that values lives would have an immediate response to the massacre and look for a solution to the lingering problem in that region. What we can gather is that these attacks are purposeless. The brawl looks like it is between the Berom farmers and the Fulani herdsmen.
All efforts made by the Governor Lalong to restore peace among both parties has proven futile. It is the hope of all Nigerians that these killings stop and for government to take necessary actions to bring peace to the region.