- Speaker Yakubu Dogara has condemned the killings of over 120 people in Plateau state
- Dogara questioned why the police and other security agencies failed to stop the killings
- He called for an overhaul of the entire security apparatus to strengthen security in the country
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the killing of over 120 people in the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) and Regional Church Council (RCC), in Barikin Ladi local government area, Plateau state.
The killings of the people mourning their dead were reportedly carried out by suspected armed herdsmen.
Dogara made the condemnation in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and public affairs, Turaki Hassan, on Sunday, June 24, in Abuja.
He said it was reprehensible that people who gathered to bury their dead would be gruesomely murdered in that manner.
”Our security agencies must rise up to the task of securing the lives of citizens of this country.
“The attack reportedly lasted from 1p.m. of Friday, and lasted till about 8p.m. on Saturday.
”Where was the Police and other security agencies that they failed to respond to stop the killings?
“This further strengthens my constant call for an overhaul of the entire security apparatus of this country. It just isn’t working,” he said.
He said that rising level of violence and gruesome killings of innocent and helpless citizens posed serious threat to Nigeria’s democracy and must be stopped.
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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that 120 people were killed in an attack by armed men in Plateau state on Saturday, June 23.
The pastor in charge of Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Regional Church Council (RCC) Rop in Barkin Ladi local government area made this claim.
The cleric said the people were returning from a funeral service when they were attacked by suspected herdsmen.
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