Dogara Condemns Attack On Plateau Mourners, Calls For Apprehension Of Culprits

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  • Insists Nigeria’s Security Has Failed,  Must Be Overhauled

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the killing of about 200 people in the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Regional Church Council (RCC) Rop in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State reportedly by suspected armed herdsmen.

Hon Dogara said it was reprehensible that  people who gathered to bury their dead would be gruesomely murdered in that manner.

“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. Where was the Police and other agencies that they failed to respond to stop the killings?” he queried.

“This further strengthens my constant call for an overhaul of the entire security apparatus of this country. It just isn’t working,” he stated.

The rising level of violence and gruesome killings of innocent and hapless citizens poses serious threat to Nigeria’s  democracy and must be stopped.


Turaki Hassan

Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs)

June 24, 2018


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