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UGM kill 12 in Plateau, lawmaker demands state police

Nigerian lawmaker Dachung Bagos has condemned the killing of 12 persons by unknown gunmen in Kashe, Kuru district of Jos South local government area, demanding the creation of state police.

• June 14, 2021
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong and IGP Usman Alkali
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong and IGP Usman Alkali

Nigerian lawmaker Dachung Bagos has condemned the killing of 12 persons by unknown gunmen in Kashe, Kuru district of Jos South local government area, demanding the creation of state police.

Mr Bagos, who represents Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency condemned the killing when he visited the scene on Monday.

The gunmen invaded the community on Sunday night, killed 12 persons, and injured five.

After touring the area, Bagos described the incident as “sad and unfortunate.”

He decried the spate of killings in his constituency and the state in general.

The lawmaker stated, “This is very sad and unfortunate. That 12 able-bodied men are killed for no reason. This is a failure to secure the lives and property of citizens.

“This is why we have been clamouring for state police because, with such arrangements, insecurity will drastically reduce.

“I don’t know if (the) government is waiting for this to happen to public figures before it beefs up security in our communities.”

Mr Bagos called on security agencies to intensify efforts at safeguarding the lives and property of the people.

He also called on the people to be patient and law-abiding and to desist from embarking on reprisal attacks.

“I am pleading with the people to be patient and law-abiding. We will continue to emphasise the need for restructuring of the security architecture that will address our current security challenges,” he said. 

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