Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and the Majority Leader in the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, have condemned the killing of Senator Gyang Dantong and other innocent Nigerians in Plateau State. Also, the Deputy Majority Whip of the Senate, Ayoola Agboola, joined his colleagues to condemn the attack on senator his constituency in Plateau State.
In separate statements on Monday, they described the Senator’s death as a shock and painful.” They called on security agencies to take steps and curtail the growing state of insecurity in the state. Ekweremadu, in his statement, said, “This is one of the saddest moments of my life. I have lost a friend and the nation, especially the Senate has lost a consummate lawmaker in a most shameful circumstance.
“I am indeed worried about the growing cheapness of human life in troubled parts of the country and the long-term implications of our descent from a culture of love and high value for human life to that of hate, senseless killing, and wanton destruction.” Ndoma-Egba said, “The casual and senseless shedding of blood in Plateau State drains Nigerians of their humanity.”
He said, “Dantong displayed uncommon commitment and devotion to work. I particularly remember his contributions towards the passage of the National Health Bill and he has even confirmed his renewed commitment to seeing the Bill go through in the Senate without much hassles.
“In this particular instance, Nigeria has lost a dedicated lawmaker.His death was absolutely avoidable.” Agboola said, “Plateau State was known for its peace and tranquility and a foremost tourists destination in the country. What has really gone wrong in this state?
“I think government has to do something very fast about this situation. I know Senator Dantong as a quiet and easy going lawmaker and I am really saddened by his death. I pray that God will grant his family and the state the grace to bear the loss of Dantong and others who died in the mayhem.”