Presidential candidate Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) has voiced his deep concern over the ongoing violence and loss of life in Plateau State, Nigeria. His comments were made during a recent visit to Jos, the state capital, where he held a meeting with the Plateau State governor, Caleb Mutfwang
The former Anambra State governor used his 62nd birthday to draw attention to the violent incidents in the state that have led to the loss of about 300 lives and significant property damage. He criticized the authorities’ failure to apprehend and stop the culprits involved in these violent acts.
Obi’s visit to Plateau State, particularly to the internally displaced persons in Mangu Local Government Area, was a gesture to show his solidarity with the victims of violence. He expressed his disappointment over the ongoing killings and called for concerted efforts to restore peace and security.
“Unprovoked murders of Nigerians in their homes cannot continue while we stand by and do nothing. The value of a lost life cannot be replaced, but we can offer support and do everything possible to stop these senseless slaughters,” Obi said.
He urged security agencies to work together to bring the offenders to justice and restore Plateau’s reputation as a peaceful and attractive destination for people from all walks of life. As the LP’s presidential candidate, Obi promised his unwavering commitment to ending the violence.
In response, Governor Mutfwang expressed his gratitude to Obi for his visit and his birthday wishes. He acknowledged the gravity of the situation, describing the loss of over 300 lives within two months as a national disaster. He pledged to make every effort to ensure that Plateau State remains a place of peace and tourism.
Mutfwang commended Obi for transforming Nigeria’s political landscape and shared his vision of a safe and inclusive Nigeria where every citizen can live without fear. During his visit, Obi also met with the paramount traditional ruler of Mangu, where he made a donation of 100 bags of rice and N5 million to the victims of the Mangu attacks.
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