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Former presidential aide condemns Plateau, FG’s posture to killings in Irigwe

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Former Special Assistant to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on National Assembly Matters, Hon. Lumumba Dah Adeh has condemned the posture of both Plateau State and Federal Government to the spate of killings in communities in Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Council of Plateau State.

Adeh, in statement, yesterday, over the recent killings, which led to the death of nine, including a pregnant woman, said the recent killings and destruction of property appeared to be continuation of the spate of attacks on the peace loving people of Irigwe chiefdom, which started over the years.

He pointed out that with the constant attacks, there was no strong committed response or action from either the local, state or federal government to reassure and give the people a sense of belonging as citizens of Nigeria.

“Much as the people of Irigwe do not want to believe that they have been abandoned to their fate, they observe with sadness that when other people suffer losses in similar circumstances, the government always identifies with them by quickly condemning such acts, reassuring the people of its concern and taking actions to prevent re-occurrence.”

Adeh, a former House of Representatives member from 1999 to 2003, said the people of the affected communities cannot reconcile why at the height of the attacks and the consequent dispersal of the villagers, no intervention or support has been extended to them, as done to other communities which had found themselves in similar situations.


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