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Govt Is Doing Nothing To Stop Plateau Killings – Plateau Youths



Chairman, Plateau Youth Council, Fabong Jemchang Yildam, has lamented the increased attacks in the state.

Naija News recalls that on Sunday, suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Ariri and Tafi-Gene villages of Jebu-Miango in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing two persons.

Yildam held the government responsible for the unrest  saying the attacks are on the rise due to failure to address the avoidable killings.

“The events of these days past on the Plateau, particularly in Irigwe land, Bokkos and Riyom is yet another demonstration  of the failure of government in its primary responsibility of securing lives and properties.

“This carnage has continued unchecked and the impunity is so palpable like never before. This further reinforces our belief that our people had been marked for annihilation. Agreed, the farmer/herder conflict represents an existential threat to our people, yet there seems to be no agreed upon policy to curb this impending doom.”

PYC also described as untrue, rumours that the government had carved out land in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom and Bokkos Local Government Areas for cattle colonies. They also stated their rejection of cattle colony creation in Plateau state.

The youth group said: “It is in this light that we wish to call on all well meaning Plateau people especially our youths to ignore all unfounded rumours and falsehood being peddled to the effect that areas of the state have been earmarked for the creation of cattle colonies, as they are not true.

“For the avoidance of doubt,  he Plateau State Youth Council is strongly opposed to the creation of grazing reserves, grazing routes and cattle colonies in any part of Plateau state.”

“We are in support of multilevel dialogues with wide ranging critical stakeholders with a view to evolve a robust homegrown ranching policy that will serve as a panacea for the ultimate prohibition of open cattle grazing in the state.”

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