Jos Massacre: Plateau Assembly may impeach Gov. Lalong in two weeks

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By Kingsley Chukwuka

The Plateau State House of Assembly has said they have given Governor Simon Lalong two weeks to fish out the killers of Yelwa Zangam community behind University of Jos or may be forced to comply with the request of citizens calling for his impeachment.

The House said they have for since Tuesday received petitions from citizens calling for the impeachment of the Governor.

“As an Assembly committed to the yearnings and aspirations of our people, we deeply appreciate the calls made by Plateau people, both at home and in the Diaspora, for encouragement and tasking us to do the needful in order to save Plateau and its heritage.

“We call on the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, to come up with a statement defending us as a people and to bring back renewed commitment to the cause of Plateau.”

“We are still expecting with high hopes, the President to also come up with a statement about the killings in Yelwa Zangam just as he did in the killings of travellers along Rukuba Road and to also indicate a sign of justice or we will see him as being reflexive about the conflict in Plateau”, Hon. Philip Dasun, House Committee Chairman on Information, told newsmen in Jos on Friday.

Dasun said the House has also charged the Local Government Chairmen in the 17 LGAs to recruit local hunters as security to defend the people rather than the employment of the proposed teachers in primary and secondary schools.

“We also call on the Traditional Rulers to look inward and release the Local Security design to protect Plateau people as well as reinforce the Vigilante Hunters and local wise men to defend our people.

 

“As a sign of commitment to this urgent need for the people to protect themselves, the Plateau State House of Assembly has directed all Local Government Chairmen to suspend their planned recruitment of Adhoc teachers and instead recruit 200 Vigilante Personnel in each Local Government Area to boost and argument Local Intelligence Gathering.

“The security operatives are called upon to fish out the perpetrators of the mayhem and be punished according to the law”, the Plateau Assembly said.

 

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