The senator representing Plateau North Senator Istifanus Gyang has raised alarm over the assassinations in recent times of 11 traditional rulers in his plateau North senatorial district.
Gyang gave the indication through a Point of Order he raised in the upper chamber during Wednesday’s plenary.
He described as disturbing the assassination of a traditional ruler in Plateau, the District Head of Foron, Da Bulus Chuwang Jang by suspected killer herdsmen. “This trend is quite disturbing because not less than 10 other traditional rulers have unfortunately suffered death through the same circumstances. “While rising under order 43 Gyang said:”I bring to your notice (the Senate), the assassination of a traditional ruler in my constituency.
“It is indeed with a heavy heart that I’m notifying the Senate of acts of serial killings and targeted assassinations of traditional rulers in Plateau, my constituency Plateau North in particular.
“The latest is the killing of the Gwom Re of Foron, that is the District Head of Foron His Royal Highness Da Bulus Chuwang Jang who was assassinated at his palace last week.The senator called for the need for security to be tightened around traditional rulers in the country and to ensure that the increasing threat to their safety was averted.
“I Call on the Inspector-General of Police to direct the Commissioner of Police in Plateau to provide security to our traditional rulers in their palaces so that they will be secured and increasing threats to their safety be averted.
“It is also unfortunate that just last week, five of our youths who were resting were brutally assassinated in K-Vom, Jos South Local Government Area; all of these developments are providing increasing insecurity in my constituency.
“That Plateau, and particularly, my constituency that has witnessed return of peace is suddenly again been visited with these ugly attacks.
“It is common knowledge that the attackers are suspected to be killer herdsmen and this is very disturbing in a nation where we are supposed to be our brother’s keepers, a nation that we need to have a common destiny.
“But Plateau needs urgent attention security wise,” Gyang said.
In his remarks, President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan, condoled the Governor, Government of Plateau and the people of people of the state over the incidence.
“The security agents should provide sufficient security around off course, the traditional rulers, but provide security for every body.
“The situation requires we that we continue to work together with the executive arm of government until we find enduring solutions to the security challenges that this country face