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Don’t abandon your home for anyone — Useni


Jeremiah Useni

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FTC), Senator Jeremiah Timbut Useni has appealed to communities in Plateau State to raise their level of alertness to prevent further attacks.

He spoke yesterday through his Media Consultant, Yiljap Abraham, during a special Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) team visit to the two communities in Bokkos and Mangu Local Councils earlier attacked by people believed to be herdsmen.

About 22 people died in the attacks in three villages in Bokkos – Kwatas, Marish and Ruboi and 12 in Kulben in Mangu local councils.

He said: “We are very saddened by the loss of precious human lives. We are visiting to express our sympathy and to encourage those of you alive to be strong hearted.


“We must show greater wisdom in the way we live as communities. We need to remain alert at all times to thwart the efforts of attackers, rather waking up later to react only after the damage had been done.

“We know that vengeance belongs to God. Ours is to stay awake and watch while also praying.”

Useni donated 20 bags of rice and N200, 000 each at both Kwatas and Kulben.

Responding on behalf of the Saf Forof, De Bulus Ali Magaji, the Saf Tarangol, De Monday Masok thanked Useni for the visit.

Ward Head of Kulben, Da Siman Mangdik, said their hearts were strengthened by his visit.

“This is the first time we are witnessing such tragedy. And we want to say very strongly that our people and generations after them are determined to remain on this land and not abandon it for any reason,” he said.

The special PDP team with Useni include the PDP State acting Chairman, Amos Gombi, Deputy Governorship Candidate in the 2019 election, Dr. James Dalok, former State Chairman of the PDP, Damishi Sango, former Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Titus Alams, former Director General of the JT Useni Campaign Organisation, Prof. Dimis Mai-Lafia, Danjuma Maina, and stakeholders: Mr. Augustine Ngok and Mrs. Anna Dadah.

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