Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara has called for the restructuring of Nigeria’s security architecture as he condemned the latest Plateau killings of christians.
Gunmen suspected to be fulani herdsmen had on weeked killed over 120 persons in several villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State, while over 200 others sustained gunshot injuries.
Dogara made this condemnation in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Matters, Mr Turaki Hassan. on Sunday in Abuja.
He said it was reprehensible that people who gathered to bury their dead would be gruesomely murdered in that manner also .
”Our security agencies must rise up to the task of securing the lives of citizens of this country.
“The attack reportedly lasted from 1:00 p.m. noon of Friday, and lasted till about 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.
”Where was the Police and other security agencies that they failed to respond to stop the killings in the state?
“This further strengthens my call for an overhaul of the entire security apparatus of this country. It just isn’t working,” they have failed us,he said.
He said that rising level of violence and mass killings of innocent and helpless citizens posed serious threat to Nigeria’s democracy and must be stopped without delayal