Plateau Killings: President Tinubu Calls for an End to the Cycle of Violence
President Bola Tinubu has expressed sadness and grief over the latest round of violence and killings in Plateau State.
In a statement signed by the special Adviser to the President (Special Duties, Communications and Strategy) Dele Alake, the President condemned in strong terms the most recent internecine killings in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and parts of Benue State describing them as unnecessary and avoidable bloodshed.
The President particularly highlighted the tragic death of an innocent eight-month-old baby in the Farin Lamba community of Vwang District, Jos South Local Government. He emphasized that the loss of innocent lives is an unfortunate consequence of the persistent conflicts in the region.
President Tinubu stressed that the establishment of peaceful and prosperous communities requires tolerance and forgiveness for perceived wrongdoings. He called upon community leaders, religious leaders, traditional rulers, socio-cultural organizations, and the leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, and Christian Association of Nigeria to collaborate and work towards fostering genuine and long-lasting peace.
Reaffirming his government’s commitment to eradicating violent crimes and all forms of criminality across Nigeria, President Tinubu directed security agencies to identify and apprehend the masterminds behind these heinous acts, ensuring they face the full force of the law.
Furthermore, the President urged the governments of Plateau and Benue States, along with emergency response agencies, to provide immediate relief and support to the victims who have been displaced as a result of the conflicts.
The recent surge in violence in Plateau State has sparked concerns over the continuous cycle of violence in the region. President Tinubu’s call for unity and collaboration among various stakeholders is seen as a crucial step towards breaking this cycle and restoring trust and harmony in the affected areas. The government’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens remains steadfast, and efforts to address the underlying causes of the conflicts are expected to be intensified in the coming days.