By Ralph Madugu
The senator representing Plateau North Senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang has likened the currentsituation on the Plateau to that of a people abandoned to their fate by the Federal Government.
“No sympathy! No empathy! No attention nor relief to affected communities! No statement and outcry from ‘appropriate quarters’ on the latest massacre at Yelwan Zangam, Jos,” the lawmaker said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Protocol, Musa Ibrahim Ashoms.
Gyang said he is gravely disturbed and outraged by the serial and continuing terror attacks on communities in Plateau State with thousands of lives brutally massacred over the years and still continuing.
The lawmaker said he is against threats to live of every citizen reiterating his repeated stance that, “NO CITIZEN SHOULD BE MADE TO SUFFER OR LOOSE HIS/HER LIFE SIMPLY ON THE BASIS OF ETHNICITY OR RELIGION,” adding that it is disheartening that Plateau people are targeted, isolated and deemed good only to be killed and massacred.
He called on government to demonstrate sincerity in securing lives of all citizens, Plateau people inclusive by taking all necessary and decisive action to apprehend, prosecute the perpetrators and ensure that the lives and livelihoods of all law abiding citizens are protected. He prayed God to grant comfort to the Anaguta nation and the state in general.