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Security operatives lay siege to Plateau Assembly

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Plateau State House of Assembly was under siege yesterday, as armed security operatives surrounded it, preventing members from going in for the business of the day.

Majority of the members had frowned on the way the Speaker, Abok Nuhu, has been frolicking the governor, instead of being a check on the executive.

They said the speaker had been insulating the governor at the expense of the people.

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When information got to the governor, he reportedly directed security operatives to seal off the House, for the members not to take decisions against him.

HOWEVER, the state government has disclosed that it received assurance that more security agents will be deployed to the state by the Presidency to ensure lasting peace in the state.

Governor Simon Lalong said President Muhammadu Buhari gave a nod to his demands that very soon the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, would release relief materials to be distributed to the victims of the crises in the state.

The governor, in a state-wide broadcast yesterday, said that criminal elements, who were not willing to dance to the tune of government to ensure peace would be dealt with according to the law, just as he commended people of conscience who give reasonable solutions to end the wave of insecurity in the state.

He specifically commended the Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, who refused to evacuate the students of the state from institutions of higher learning in Plateau State when others were doing so, but distributed palliatives to the victims of the attacks to reduce their pain.

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