Chairman, Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, Dr. Andy Uba, on Monday condemned the bloodbath in Plateau State over the past few days.
In which a senator, Gyang Dantong, and Majority Leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Gyang Fulani, and 102 others were killed by suspected Fulani militants.
In a statement issued after accompanying the Senate President, David Mark, on a sympathy visit to the state capital, Jos, Uba expressed regret at the impunity with which armed militants had been killing innocent persons in the state in the last few years. He, however, expressd hope that the recent appointment of a new National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), by President Goodluck Jonathan would yield results quickly.
“The losses are tragic. The impunity and the callousness of the murders are very regrettable. I hope that the changes that have been made in the security structures start to yield very quick and far-reaching results,” he said. The lawmakers were killed on Sunday along with some other persons who had gathered at the mass burial for 50 members of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, Maseh, Plateau State, who were burnt to death in their pastor’s home by Fulani militants.