On Tuesday, the governors of the six states in the North Central region issued a plea to the federal government to exert all reasonable efforts toward resolving the attacks and killings that have been occurring in Plateau State.
Over 150 people were killed by gunmen who assaulted 25 towns across three local government areas of Plateau State on Christmas eve, according to the DAILY POST.
The Plateau killings should not be categorized as herder-farmer conflicts, according to Abdullahi Sule, the governor of Nasarawa State and chairman of the North Central Governors’ Forum.
He claimed that the events taking place in the Plateau were comparable to those in Rwanda.
Sule led his colleagues to Jos to pay their condolences to Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang.
Governors Mohammed Bago of Niger and Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia of Benue, respectively, joined him.
Sule bemoaned how long the attacks in Plateau had continued.
“We cannot allow a few people to come in and destroy all of us for selfish reasons,” he declared.
“Fulani is not at issue here. We are pleading with the federal government to help us and address the criminal issue.
He went on to say that they were in Jos to be with Governor Mutfwang at their time of bereavement.
In his speech, Governor Mutfwang expressed gratitude to the other governors for their concern over the Plateau crisis and mentioned that the state’s residents wanted unity and advancement.
He said that the bandits were robbers, terrorists, and kidnappers.