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Herdsmen attacks: Another civil war may erupt or Taliban Afghanistan experience, Rep. Bagos warns

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The member representing Jos South/Jos East Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, has warned that if activities of terror herdsmen continue to go unchecked, “another civil war may erupt or the Taliban Afghanistan experience” will become the order of the day in the country.

He added that “terror herdsmen are now above the law. They seem untouchable and seemingly protected”.

The aforementioned warning by the lawmaker is coming in the wake of an interception and arrest of Likita Abubakar, a Fulani man in Akwanga, on Saturday, 21st August, 2021 by the Joint Task Force of Police and Federal Road Safety Commission in Nasarawa State while transporting ammunitions to Jos, Plateau State and is a clear evidence that war has been declared by terror herdsmen against the good people of Plateau.

Bagos disclosed this to journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

He said: “I strongly want to call on Plateau State Government and the security agencies to rise to their responsibility of protecting lives and properties and ensure the arrest of the remaining six gangs and friends of Likita Abubakar, a Fulani man who was arrested in Akwanga Saturday the 21st August, 2021 on his way to Jos with fully loaded arms.

“I also want to call on all Plateau people, especially youth, to be united and ensure they are not taken unawares, they should protect their communities by preventing any further attacks.

According to him, “Section 33 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution provides that persons living in Nigeria, shall have a right to life and no one shall be deprived intentionally, of his life unless in execution of the sentence of a court of criminal office of which he has been found guilty.

“This aspect of the constitution has been forgotten, there is killing everywhere; terror herdsmen are now above the law. They seem untouchable and seemingly protected. If their activities remain unchecked, another civil war may erupt or the Taliban Afghanistan experience.

“It is very sad that in the past few weeks Plateau villages have suffered several attacks and hundreds of innocent souls lost, but this didn’t attract the necessary required attention, rather grazing routes are being reviewed instead for approval of encouraging private ranches”, he decried.

“I call on the security agencies in Plateau State to take action like their colleagues in Nasarawa state to arrest the remaining six gangs who were on their way with loaded arms to Plateau State for another round of deadly attacks”, Bagos admonished.

“Enough is enough, we will resist any attempt to continuously disrupt peace on the Plateau by forcefully taking over our ancestral farm lands in whatsoever form”.

Bagos stressed that “Government should ensure the return of citizens that have been chased out of their communities”.

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