The Leadership of Plateau State Youth Council and the Coalition of Indigenous Youth have called for a better security architecture in the state to address the continued attacks on communities in Mangu, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos, Jos South, Riyom and Bassa LGAs.
What we know:
- Murish, Mai-tumbi and Jwak villages were attacked on the 15th and 16th of April, 2023, and 4 people were killed.
- A mining site in Mangor was attacked and five people were killed on the 12th April, 2023.
- NTV village, 2 people were ambushed and killed on the 17th April 2023.
- Rawuru, 1 person was ambushed and killed on the 22nd April, 2023.
- In Tapo of Heipang, 4 people were killed on April 23rd, 2023.
- In Heipang-Kwi road (Chit), two people were ambushed and killed on the 27th April, 2023.
- In Wereng, it was a case of massive willful destruction of farmlands on the 22nd of April, 2023.
- Kuru Station of Wereng, 2 people were killed on the 23rd April, 2023.
- In Rim- Bachi road, 3 people were ambushed and 2 fatally injured on the 23rd April, 2023.
- In Jol, it was a case of willful destruction of farmlands on a massive scale and one person was ambushed, robbed of his motorcycle and abducted on the 24th and 25th April, 2023 respectively.
- In Wereng Camp-Darwat road, 2 two clergies were ambushed and 1 fatally injured on the 24th April, 2023.
- In Gako-Rim, one person was killed on the 26th April, 2023.
- In Turu (Farin Lamba), 6 people were killed and 1 injured on the 25th April, 2023.
- In Marish, 3 people were attacked and killed
Flash Back: Recall that, the Plateau State House of Assembly said it will pass the Anti-Open grazing and Livestock Transformation Law and other Executive Bills that will address insecurity in the state, sometime in September 2021.
Hon Dasun Philip Peter said that “Governor Lalong had implemented five out of the six resolutions issued by the House that includes ‘to implement the Anti-Land Grabbing Law to enable those occupying illegal lands in Plateau to vacate such lands and native owners to take back their lands”
Worth noting: During a press briefing in Jos on Saturday, the representatives of PYC and Coalition of Indigenous Youth said: “The State House of Assembly should expedite legislative action to pass the Anti-Open Grazing Law of Plateau State, which shall inter alia, restrict cattle from roaming around, and hopefully check the influx of alien Fulani herders”.