The Mangun Old Students Association (MAOSA) has decried the wanton killings and the grievous effects of incessant attacks on Plateau educational and economic growth and development.
Set ’85, “The Pillar Set” of the association made the lamentation in a statement issued in Jos on Monday by its Coordinator and Secretary, Messers Philemon Dagwa and Wajal Nyalwat respectively shortly after its meeting at Plateau Polytechnic.
The pillar set of the school, which is now known as Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Mangun, described as “callous” and “unacceptable” the continuous destruction of lives and property across five Local Government Ares of Mangu, Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Bokkos and Bassa.
“We strongly condemned in totality, the consciously, and well calculated evil attack and massacre of lives and destruction of properties meted on Mangu LG in particular, by some people who don’t want peace for Plateau.
“Many schools in villagers like Washna, Jing, Lakas, Pushit, Kombun and others have been destroyed along with Houses and Churches making it near impossible for students to resume studies.
“It’s unfortunate that teeming pupils and students are still at home because there schools are no more nor they can return to their homes that are destroyed due to the activities of the dire devil attackers.
“We hereby called on the Federal Government, Corporate Organisations and Philanthropists to come to the aid of the affected villagers many of whom are taking refuge in some churches and schools in various towns and nearby communities ” the association said.
MAOSA commended the Barr.Caleb Mutfwang People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led administration for its quick response at arresting the situation and restoring back the peace that was been enjoyed in Mangu LGA.
The pillar set added. “We’re also grateful to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Oluremi Bola-Tinubu, for coming to the aid of the survivors and displaced persons with donation of N500M.”
The association, however, deeply, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the crisis and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and trauma.
The set, whose meeting reunited mates after 38years resolved to make their impact felt by their Alma mater by meeting up the dire needs of the school to make it a conducive study environment