Plateau: Northcentral governors lift victims with N100m

The Governors of Northcentral states yesterday donated N100 million to victims of Christmas Eve killings in Plateau State as calls for the Federal Government to revamp the security architecture grew.

Terrorists attacked 15 villages in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas, killing over 115 persons and razing 221 houses.

The death toll rose to about 200 days after the attack.

Chairman of the Northcentral Governors Forum/Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule announced the cash gift when he and others visited Governor Caleb Mutfwang.

He said it was to help reduce the survivors’ suffering.

Also yesterday, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) urged the Federal Government to address insecurity.

In a statement by its president, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau (SAN), the association said: “The government, through our Armed Forces and other security agencies, must ensure that no square inch of the Nigerian territory is left ungoverned.

“No part of Nigeria should be left under the control of criminal elements by whatever name so-called.

“Government must make a deliberate investment in security, of such a scale and magnitude, which will leave Nigerians in no doubt as to the sincerity of the statement made by the President.

“The Federal Government must adopt a holistic approach to the issue of security while not overlooking the peculiarities of each region and design bespoke measures to deal with them.

“In this wise, the government must neither be ‘scared’ nor ‘ashamed’ to make the right investments in security, in line with global trends in security, without compromising our sovereignty.”



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