Plateau Killings: Former Governor Dariye Applauds Tinubu’s Intervention

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

In response to the spate of killings in Plateau State, former Governor Senator Joshua Dariye has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his approval of the establishment of a military barrack in the Bokkos local government area.


This move aims to curtail the violence in Bokkos and its neighboring areas of Mangu, Riyom, and Barakin-Ladi. Over the past six months, these local governments have experienced a surge in attacks leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties.


In light of this, President Tinubu instructed General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defense Staff, to oversee the implementation of the initiative to address the security challenges faced by these regions.

The military barrack will be situated at Miller Farm (Gads Buy) in the Mbar District of the Bokkos local government area.


Senator Dariye, who facilitated this initiative, expressed deep concern over the recent killings in the state and stressed the need for prompt action.


He believes that the establishment of the barrack will not only benefit Plateau State but also the neighboring state of Nassarawa due to its proximity.


Drawing from his experience during his tenure as governor, Dariye assured that the military would deliver a swift response to any future attacks.


Addressing concerns about the disputed land where the barrack will be set up, Senator Dariye stated that the issues were being resolved with the state government.


“Just as the state government is not sleeping over these serial attacks on our communities, we, the citizens, are equally not resting on how to find solutions to the ugly development because it is worrisome and disheartening to see people being killed.


“This initiative is crucial; once in operation, the barracks will enable the military men to respond on time in case of any attack on villages and communities in these local governments,” he said.

Senator Dariye therefore implored citizens of the state, irrespective of creed or religious affiliation, to live in peace and harmony with one another and imbibe the spirit of tolerance.

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