Plateau Crisis: BMO Calls For Tolerance And Peaceful Coexistence
Plateau State stakeholders have been advised to heed the advice of President Muhammadu Buhari and work together in order to restore peace in the state.
Making this call in a statement in Abuja, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says it acknowledges the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to curtail insecurity in Plateau state and other restive parts of the country.
In the statement signed by the Coordinator Austin Braimoh and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, the group says it is confident that with the renewed commitment of the administration in tackling cases of insecurity across the country, such incidents will be nipped in the bud.
The group noted the federal government’s proactive measures in containing the violence. Some of the measures, according to the group, include the deployment of Special Forces and equipment to Plateau State, with the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations at the helm of affairs. As a show of concern, the vice president and president had personally visited the State to condole with the State and families of the victims, after he had earlier directed the Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahaman Dambazzau to visit the state to assess the situation.
“We commiserate with the families of the victims of the unfortunate incident, and use this medium to appeal for peaceful coexistence among the various ethnic groups in Plateau state.
“We also solicit the support of the media in advancing peace in the state and call on affected people not to take the laws into their hands as the federal government is already taking necessary measures to bring the perpetrators to book. We believe that at the end of the day a lasting solution will be found to the problem.”
The group urged the security agencies to do all that is necessary to stop further attacks in the state.
In another development, the group commended the inauguration of a seedling factory in Calabar which is said to be the first of its kind in Africa and which is expected to raise Nigeria’s rice production from 4 tonnes to 9 tonnes per hectare.
It noted that this Cross River state project is in furtherance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic diversification agenda, which will impact positively on economic growth and employment generation.