THE Plateau House of Assembly on Wednesday set up a 9-man special security committee to assess the deteriorating security situation in the state and report back to the legislature.
The Assembly presided over by the Speaker, Abok Ayuba, tasked the committee to liaise with members of the National Assembly from Plateau with a view to finding lasting solution to the situation.
The house in a unanimous decision, expressed worry over the recent incessant killings in some communities within the state.
The resolution to set up the committee followed a motion of urgent public importance raised by Amorudu Useni, member representing Bokkos Constituency on the persistent killings in his constituency.
Useni told the house that between Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, 21 persons were killed and many others injured, while several properties were destroyed.
“Mr Speaker, honourable colleagues, I call on Plateau Government to consider and redesign the state security structure to curtail the incessant killings of people in communities within the state.
“The deployment of police and other security personnel to my constituency is grossly inadequate.
“I urge the Commissioner of Police and heads of other securities agencies in the State to deploy more personnel to safeguard the lives of the people,” he pleaded.
Some members during the plenary supported their colleague and unanimously called for the intensification of efforts to arrest the ugly situation.
The lawmakers resolved that the State Government, should as matter of urgency, pay all medical bills of the injured victims of the attacks.
They also called on the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and Chairmen of local government councils in the state to assist the victims with relief materials. (NAN)
– Jan. 29, 2020 @ 17:19 GMT |