A member of the House of Representatives representing Jos East/Jos South Federal Constituency, Dachung Musa Bagos, has blamed the frequent gunmen attacks in Plateau communities on porous security surveillance.
We gathered that gunmen had last week killed at least 12 persons in separate attacks in Ancha and Te’egbe communities, in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
On Friday, the gunmen killed two more people in Durbi village, Jos East Local Government Area, one of the council areas that make up the Jos East/Jos South Federal Constituency, which is Bagos’ constituency.
Bagos, who paid a visit to the attacked village on Sunday, urged the federal and state governments, as well as security agencies, to take quick action on border surveillance in the Jos East LG to stop the killings.
The porous nature of the borders, according to the lawmaker, has contributed to the ongoing attacks and killings of his constituents.
Describing the killing as barbaric and evil against his people, the lawmaker said the federal and state governments, as well as security agencies, must deploy 21st Century strategies in addressing the security challenges in the state.
Bagos said, “Our borders are porous especially in Jos East, both Federal and State government should take immediate action of surveillance within our communities, government and security agencies must deploy 21st Century technology, most especially since Jos East has hills there should be satellite surveillance to track down the perpetrators of this evil act”.
The federal lawmaker also urged the state government to build community access road in order to limit the number of people killed in the streets.
“Everything has its season, we need the government to deploy technology into addressing the incessant attacks and killings of our innocent citizens, especially youths, women and children in Plateau State,” Bagos said.
The member of the House of Representatives expressed concern about terrorists invading towns and unleashing havoc without being apprehended.
The traditional ruler of Durbi Village, Shere West,Agwom Itse Kaze, Chairman Afizere Cultural and Community Development Association, Elder Itsegok Azi, and Clergy COCIN LCC Durbi, Rev. Mark Ajik, praised the lawmaker for visiting the community to sympathise with them.
They both commended the lawmaker’s prompt reaction, expressing their satisfaction with the lawmaker’s effective representation in the National Assembly and urging him to lobby for access roads and the supply of communication services to the villages.