By LOD Onyeji
In a heart-wrenching tragedy that unfolded over a span of two days, more than 100 lives have been mercilessly extinguished, and countless homes reduced to rubble within the Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency in Plateau State. The devastating spate of terrorist attacks has prompted Hon. Solomon Maren, the representative of the constituency, to cry out for immediate assistance and intervention. Condemning these senseless acts of violence, Maren implores his constituents to remain calm and refrain from seeking vengeance.
Addressing the press from Abuja on Thursday, the lawmaker expressed his profound anguish, revealing that innocent men, women, and children fell victim to cold-blooded massacres during an unprovoked overnight assault. Adding to the gravity of the situation, the assailants not only took lives but also razed homes to the ground, destroying vital food supplies, storage facilities, and agricultural seedlings.
“I find it imperative to bring to the attention of the world the unfortunate events that have unfolded in my constituency over the past two days, where more than 100 individuals have fallen prey to these attacks,” voiced Maren, his voice laden with sorrow.
This recent wave of killings marks an alarming escalation in the constituency, with a staggering death toll of over 200 lives in the past four months alone. While acknowledging the government’s efforts, Maren implores it to do everything within its power to prevent further bloodshed and safeguard the lives of the area’s inhabitants.
The legislator offered his heartfelt appreciation to the brave officers who valiantly faced the terrorists, even in the face of inadequate weaponry, putting their own lives at risk to save others. He now calls upon President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently direct security agencies to intervene in the region, employing all necessary means to quell the violence. Maren further emphasizes the importance of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) swiftly mobilizing resources to support the affected population.
In an earnest appeal, the representative implores philanthropic organizations and well-meaning individuals to extend their support by providing relief materials to aid the wounded survivors of these heinous attacks. Together, with the combined efforts of governmental agencies and compassionate organizations, the afflicted community can begin to heal the wounds inflicted upon them.
As the National Assembly addresses this grievous issue, the hope remains that swift action will be taken to restore peace and security to the Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, allowing its people to rebuild their shattered lives and reclaim their sense of safety and well-being.
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