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Miango attack: Plateau lawmaker decries killings in own constituency

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The House of Representatives member representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Haruna Maitala, has expressed his sadness over the recent killings at Miango community of Bassa LG of the state.

Mr Maitala, in a statement on Monday, described the hostilities as not only condemnable but unacceptable, calling on both Iregwe and Fulani leadership to embrace dialogue for a wave of lasting peace to reign in the area.

According to the lawmaker, it is unhealthy and inhuman the violent attacks being unleashed allegedly by Fulani herders on one hand, and the Iregwe people on the other.

“The act was disrespectful to the sacredness of human life and the disobedience to God creation of our common humanity bound together by destiny to peacefully coexist and help one another to prosper.

“Unfortunately, the attacks go on unabated, with a clear extension of unwarranted hatred amongst members of the two communities, whose leadership must continue to work hard to promote sustainable dialogue. I believe that, that would lead to having the desired understanding for lasting peace,” he said.

Mr Maitala noted that it was worrisome for the killings to go on even at this most trying times of Coronavirus pandemic that is wreaking havoc on humanity.

“Is not only condemnable but highly unacceptable in its totality. It is common sense that the more we adhere to respecting our humanity, the better for us because violence will never help our situations,” he added.

He, however, commiserated with the families of the deceased, the injured and those whose properties were destroyed, urging all to embrace the path of peace for common good.

He urged the security operatives to endeavor to be more proactive and ensure adherence to code of conduct to forestall future occurrences.

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