By Ralph Madugu
The Plateau Initiative for Development and Advancement of the Natives (PIDAN) has condemned what it described as “the systematic attacks on communities” within the state, especially the recent attacks on Sabo Line, Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, where 12 people were murdered in cool blood and 5 others seriously injured.
The umbrella body of all ethnic nationalities on the Plateau in statement issued and jointly signed by its President, Prof. Aboi Madaki, and Secretary, Comrade Nanle Gujor, advised the various organs of government to put in place strong security measures to safeguard the citizens of the state.
While calling on government to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous acts, PIDAN tasked communities in the state to rise up to the challenges by securing themselves through the various platforms provided by Government.
“This is not time to sleep, it is time to be awake and take responsibilities of our destinies. It is time to use the various organs provided by Government, like the Vigilante, Neighborhood Watch, Community policing, to protect ourselves,” PIDAN stated in the statement.
It also called for extra vigilance from the people, and advised them to cooperate with the various security agencies in their respective domains to appropriately report strange movements and strangers.
It would be recalled that some gunmen stormed Sabo Line settlement of Kuru, Jos South on Sunday June 13, 2021 and killed 12 people, leaving 5 others with various degrees of injuries.
Those gruesomely killed include: Mr. Darla Ayuba Rap, aka Faa; his younger brother, Mr. Stephen Ayuba Rap; Mr. Ibrahim Monday Dong, aka IBB; Mr. Feng Gyang Dalong, Mr. Davou Matthew, Mrs Naomi Samuel Mwankon, Miss Kaneng Dung, Mr. Davou Pam. James Fom, aka Gang-Loh, a resident of Kuru from Rim, Mr. Gyang Juma; Mr. David Dalyop, a resident of Kuru from Rim and Chigwuze Emmanuel Paul, an Igbo Man and a resident of Kuru.
Those 5 persons who sustained severe injuries include: Miss Abigail Chuhwak, from Wat Kuru; Mrs Kangyang John, from Kushe Kuru; Mrs Joy Sallau, a resident of Kuru from Lantang; Mrs. Grace Dachung, from Kushe Kuru and Mr. Simon Mwangwong Jama from Kushe.