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Plateau State: Mangu Secondary School Alumni, Lament Sadistic Killing of over 400 Natives in 1-year!

The old Students Association of Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Mangu, are Lamenting the constant killings and destruction of properties in their communities

The Mangu Old Students Association (MAOSA),  said, it is on record that over 400 people have been killed in the community in the past one year, describing it as barbaric and unacceptable

They stated that innocent people are been slaughtered like animals in their homes, farms and other places without any atom of regret from the terrorists and criminals who have been terrorizing the community for the last over 12 years.

They regretted that the security challenges have immensely affected the social, political and economic activities in the community. Coordinator of Set ‘85, ‘The Pillar Set’ of the association, Philemon Dagwa and the Secretary, Wajal Nyalwat, stated this yesterday at a media parley in Barkin Ladi.

The set said that the wanton destruction of lives and properties is a call for concern by not only the people of Plateau but the entire country. They called for more collaboration among the security apparatus in the country in order to nip the ugly trend in the bud.

They said: “We totally condemn the conscious and well calculated evil attack and massacre of lives and destruction of properties in Mangu by some people, who do not want peace in Plateau.

“Markets and schools in Washna, Jing, Lakas, Pushit, Kombun and other villages have been destroyed along with houses and churches, making it near impossible for students to resume studies.”

It is unfortunate that markets are closed and pupils are still at home because the schools are no more. They cannot even return to their homes that are destroyed due to the activities of the dare devil attackers.”

The Alumni pleaded with the governments both federal and state to come to the aid of the affected community. They are of the opinion that effective collaboration between the government and other stakeholders will help ameliorate the sufferings and hardships the affected villages are facing currently.

The association expressed gratitude to the Governor and more especially his wife, the first lady, for a N500 million donation made to the victims. They equally commiserated with the helpless victims of the unending tragedies, praying they will have the fortitude to bear the loss.

The alumni which is meeting for the first time in over 36 years, promised to always come around to support the school and lend a hand in anyway they can so that the school will regain its glory, both in academics and other areas

SOURCE: The Eagle


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