February 28, 2024

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up a committee to investigate the causes of the incessant terrorist attacks in Mangu, Bokkos, Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local areas of Plateau State.

The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance moved jointly by Rep. Ishaya David Lalu and Rep. Dalyop Fom Chollom at the plenary on Tuesday.

Presenting the motion, the lawmakers said there was an attack on the People of Mangu LGA on 24th January, 2024, killing more than 50 persons while others were seriously injured.

They added: “Over 1,000 Houses and properties worth billions of naira completely destroyed with about 20, 000 people displaced at different internally displaced persons (IDP’s) camps within and outside the area.

“Most of the victims that sustained various degrees of injuries are currently receiving medical attention at different hospitals within the State.

“The continuous attacks by the terrorist in said LGA need to be addressed immediately”.

The House urged the Chief of Defence Staff to establish a civilian joint task force in Plateau state and mandate the Committees on defence and legislative compliance to ensure compliance.

They are expected to furnish the House with a weekly report until the insecurity is brought under control.

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