A Fulani Community in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State has appealed to Plateau State Government to compensate them with the sum of N448 million as damages incurred during violent attacks and crisis in the area.
The Fulani, in a letter titled “Re:Appeal for Palliative measures to cushion the effects of loss occasioned by the past incessant crisis in some parts of the state and addressed to Secretary to Government of the State (SGS), demanding for urgent action.
The letter suggested the payment of N5.5 million to every compound destroyed and N250, 000 to every cow killed.
According to the letter, there are about 21 compounds that were destroyed in kinat, kantoma, Langai and Galeji in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State who are demanding for the compensation.
The letter reads: “We act as counsel to the affected persons and on their behalf, write this letter as captured, “Re: Appeal for the palliative measures to cushion the effects of loss occasioned by the past incessant crisis in some parts of the state” we strongly believe that, with the proactive approach already set in place by the State Government, the crisis that hitherto bedeviled parts of the state has become a thing of the past.
“To sustain this Government good gesture and the resultant effect of peace and stability on the Plateau, we appeal to the State Government to move fast in it’s palliative programmes aimed at Cushioning the effects of the pains and immeasurable losses occasioned to enable citizens start meaningful livelihood.
“Against resorting to such acts that would frustrate the good measures put in place to sustain peace and stability now being witnessed, we most respectfully apply that the Government makes the following payments to persons listed hereunder the letter to wit.
“We suggest as flat rates for each as follows: Per every compound- Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N5,500.00) and Per every Cow- Two hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N250,000).
The letter was also copied to the Commandant Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), at Hill Station, Jos, Plateau State.
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