Plateau State Governor Jonah David Jang has raised the alarm over fresh security reports which allegedly said that the Fulanis were to attack parts of his state to cause another round of bloodshed.
According to him, a plot by the Fulani Militia to launch new offensive against the natives of Plateau state was in the offing and called on the youths and able bodied men of the state to rise up to the occasion.
The governor who made this disclosure while addressing the stakeholders of his state on yesterday at Government House, Rayfied, Jos, warned that this time around his people will not turn the other cheek and declared that any fresh attack on his people by persons suspected to be hired from neighbouring other countries of Chad and Niger Republics will meet their Waterloo.
Jang who expressed worry over the recent security breaches in his state noted that Plateau was located within the central zone of the country and wondered why despite security presence along the border of other states, hired mercenaries who dressed like Malians, could still have their way into the heart of his state to kill innocent people at will.
According to him, the Presidency must do more to avert any fresh plot by enemies of his state to hire mercenaries to cause more deaths on the Plateau as his people will no longer accept such incident.
Jang, however, insisted that whoever settled on Plateau land must respect the customs and traditions of the people, and said that contrary to false impression created by those who did not wish the people of Plateau well, “Plateau State does not stop any body from contesting political positions to win elections in the state.’’
Jang accused the National Security Adviser (NSA)of not helping matters by inviting only Berom and Muslim leaders in Jos to hold dialogue session with Mr President, leaving the core Plateau stakeholders in the cold.
He added that he has written to President Jonathan on this sensitive matter and waiting for his reply when President Jonathan will extend invitation to core Plateau stakeholders to hold dialogue session with him on the Plateau conflict.