Member representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon. Suleiman Kwande, has besieged Miango people of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and Fulani Community to put aside their differences and work in the interest of peace in the state.
Hon. Kwande stated this yesterday during a visit to the paramount ruler of Miango, Bra Nggwe Irigwe, Rev. Ranku Aka (retired) after the attached on Ancha village suspected to have been carried out by armed gunmen.
He condemned the attack on both communities and described it as senseless and unfortunate, and called on both communities to close rank in sustaining the current peace in the state.
“I condemn the killing in Ancha village and called on all parties to desist from the senseless killing of innocent citizens, who have lived together in peace and harmony for several decades. I assured all parties involved in the unfortunate incident that justice shall be done to all in the interest of peace and harmony.”
He donated relief materials to affected families in Ancha village and a widow of a Fulani man who was beheaded and buried in a shallow grave by suspected gunmen.
The Paramount ruler of Miango, the Bra Irigwe, Rev. Ranku Aka (retired) said without peace there shall be no development in the locality and called on the natives and Fulani to desist from further attack that will lead to loss of more lives.
He said five of his subjects were arrested in connection to the beheading of the Fulani boy and the police were doing their job before the gory attacked that killed over 24 members of his community.
He said those who carry out the attack have been forgiven and appealed to his subjects and Fulani community never to contemplate on carrying such evil attack on innocent persons and urged them to embrace peace and harmony.
Chairman Meyitty Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Bassa Local Government Area, Umar Dakare, during a separate visit, pledge the commitment of Fulani community and the natives in coming together to fight criminality in the Local Government Area.
He said any Fulani who is found committing crime should be arrested and prosecuted by the law enforcement officer and vowed that he did not know anybody in connection to the recent attack.
Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos