The lawmaker representing Jos-South/Jos-East Federal Constituency in Plateau State at the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos, has urged youths in the areas under attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen to protect their communities.
Bagos also called on the government of Plateau State and security agencies to end the ongoing carnage in part of the state.
The lawmaker made the call in a statement on Sunday, which he personally signed and titled, ‘Terror Herdsmen Now Move Freely with Live Ammunition to Attack Plateau State, Rep Dachung Musa Bagos.’
Bagos also condemned the approval by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for the Federal Government to recover grazing routes in 25 states, instead of ranching.
The statement partly read, “The interception and arrest of Likita Abubakar, a Fulani man in Akwanga, on Saturday, 21st August, 2021 by the Joint Task Force of the Police and the Federal Road Safety Commission in Nasarawa State, while transporting ammunitions to Jos, Plateau State, is a clear evidence that war has been declared by terror herdsmen against the good people of Plateau.
“I strongly want to call on the Plateau State Government and the security agencies to rise to their responsibility of protecting lives and properties and ensure the arrest of the remaining six gangs and friends of Likita Abubakar.
“I also want to call on all Plateau State people, especially the youth, to be united and ensure they are not taken unaware, they should protect their communities by preventing any further attacks.”
The lawmaker noted that “terror herdsmen are above the law. They seem untouchable and seemingly protected. If their activities remain unchecked, another civil war may erupt or the Taliban Afghanistan experience.”