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Reps urge army, police to tackle killings, kidnappings in Mangu, Bokkos, others

The House of Representatives has called on the Nigerian military and police to deploy personnel and adopt measures to stop incessant kidnappings in communities in…

The House of Representatives has called on the Nigerian military and police to deploy personnel and adopt measures to stop incessant kidnappings in communities in Mangu, Bokkos local governments of Plateau State, and other parts of the country.  

The call followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by the member representing Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency, Solomon Bulus Maren at the plenary on Wednesday.  

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Presenting the motion, the lawmaker lamented that, the spate of killings and kidnappings in Bokkos LGA by bandits suspected to be herders had heightened and placed people in the area in perpetual fear.  

According to him, the killings and kidnappings have become rampant as hardly would two days pass by without news of an attack in the constituency and other parts of the country.  

He added that Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency and many other parts of the country have been thrown into constant fear of being attacked at any time.  

“If the situation is left unchecked, it may escalate beyond control and plunge the country into lawlessness and chaos as citizens may take the laws into their hands in self-defence,” he cautioned.  

The House adopted and passed the motion and urged the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Armed Forces, and other Security Agencies to investigate the root cause, and apprehend and prosecute any person found complicit in the attacks.