Plateau massacre: ‘We need permanent solutions, not palliatives’ – Senator Diket Plang




Senator Diket Plang (APC, Plateau) has said that the people of Plateau want permanent solutions to the security challenges bedevilling the state “instead of temporary palliatives.”


Diket told newsmen on Wednesday in Jos that a permanent solution would save hundreds of lives and end the bloodshed that had become the lot of the north-central state.


He suggested that military bases should be established at identified flashpoints to ward off bandits.


He said: “I have raised a motion at the National Assembly towards ensuring that Plateau enjoys enduring peace instead of this reactionary approach. After the motion, we resolved that instead of temporary approaches, we should have a permanent solution to insecurity.


“Instead of rushing to the military when bandits come, we should fence off entry points used by criminals in Barkin Ladi and Bokkos. We have other entry and exit points used by criminals in Mangu, Gindiri and Bauchi. If all places are secured, criminals cannot come in and escape so casually.”

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