House of Reps Committee on Wanton killings, kidnappings bandits Visit Kuru, Community of Jos South

Pam Moses

The House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee to Investigate Wanton killings, kidnappings by Bandits in Wase LGC of Plateau and other communities neighboring the States have visited Kuru Community of Jos South Local Government Area of the State.

The Committee was recently Constituted by the House as a result of a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Deputy Speaker and member Representing Wase Fed constituency, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase during plenary on the security challenges in Plateau State.

It would be recalled that Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos who is also a Member of the Committee as well as the Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency had several times move urgent motions of public importance on incessant killings in his Constituency and Plateau State.

Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee on wanton killings in Plateau who doubles as the House of Reps Committee Chairman on Rules and Business Hon. Abubakar Hassan Fulata led other Committee members Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, Hon. Ugbonna Johnson amongst other Members visited Kuru Community and interacted with community leaders.

Fulata said the visit was on the mandate of the House of Representatives to investigate the remote and immediate causes of recent attacks in the communities.

He explained that the committee was in the state to get first-hand information from the affected communities to enable it make necessary recommendations to the National Assembly.

”As we all know the fundamental duty of every government is the protection of lives and property.We are concern with the killings in Plateau and this made the Deputy Speaker of the House Representatives, to raise a motion at the floor of house which led to this committee. So, it is in that context that we are mandated to come and interact with the people and other stakeholders and make recommendations to government.

He noted that from the revelation of the people, the insecurity had affected farming activities, saying that if nothing was urgently done, it could lead to food crisis in the nation.

Also Speaking Hon. Bagos said the committee was to listened to the various Communities and shall make good recommendations that will restore lasting peace in the communities.

The Gwom Rwey of Kuru His Royal Highness Da Patrick Mandung appreciate the visit of the Committee, said the communities have witness incessant killings since 2001 to date hundreds of lives and properties lost.

The Traditional Ruler however submitted the community several reports of incessant killings, attacks and kidnapping to the House of Representatives Committee for their investigation.

count | 326

House of Reps Committee on Wanton killings, kidnappings bandits Visit Kuru, Community of Jos South

About The Author
- Studied Mass Communication from the University of Jos. He is a Media Consultant, Journalist, a blogger, public relations practitioner and an advocate for social justice.