The Plateau State House of Assembly has asked Governor Simon Bako Lalong to end the security challenges rocking the state within two weeks or else it would be forced to take action.
Naija News reports that Plateau State, especially Jos, has been rocked with killings, forcing schools to shut down indefinitely.
Speaking to newsmen, Philip Dasun, Chairman, House Committee on Information, said that the assembly would know the next line of action after the two-week ultimatum given to the governor.
He said: “As an assembly with people at heart, we call on Plateau citizens to have confidence in us with renewed commitment.
“We have given two weeks to the governor to take action on the resolutions the House has forwarded on security matters and how to restore peace.
“We call on the Governor Simon Bako Lalong to come up with a statement defending us as a people and to bring back renewed commitment to the cause of Plateau.
“We strongly call on Plateau people to practically stand up and defend themselves and their communities, as the conventional security design is no longer guaranteeing our safety as a people.”
While calling on traditional rulers to look for local ways to secure their domain, Dasun disclosed that the Assembly has directed local government Chairmen to recruit 200 vigilante personnel in each local government area to boost and augment local intelligence gathering.
“On behalf of the Assembly, I wish to sympathise with the government and Plateau people on the barbaric and dastardly killings that have been taking place in different communities in the state.
“I sympathise with communities in Bassa, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos, Jos North, Jos South, Mangu, Riyom, University of Jos community and recently that of Yelwa Zangam.
“The House condemns all these killings in totality, all these killings are unacceptable and condemnable,” he added.