Middle Belt Genocide: Plateau State Governor Mufwang Raises Alarm, Calls for Synergy in Security

In a recent interview, Plateau State Governor Caleb Mufwang has expressed concern over the escalating violence in his state. He believes that the ongoing crisis is not a farmer/herder clash, but a clear genocide targeting specific communities. Mufwang praised the efforts of security forces but urged them to do more with the right empathy and mobilization.

The governor acknowledged early warning signs of insurgency before his tenure and emphasized the importance of intelligence gathering. He is focused on improving the operational capacity of security agencies, retooling and re-energizing them to be more effective. Mufwang also highlighted the need for both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches to tackle the situation, including engagement with community leaders to build bridges and restore understanding.

Regarding the closure of local government secretariats by the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mufwang stated that the decision was based on misinformation and miscommunication, and he is working to correct the situation with the new IGP. The governor also called on the police to remain neutral in political matters, as their role is crucial in addressing the ongoing crisis.

SOURCE: Politics Nigeria

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