Plateau Massacre: Buhari Plans to Re-Organise security Organs- Dogara
Today, I and President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, met with
President Muhammadu Buhari over the Plateau violence.
We requested for the meeting in order to hear from the president the steps
and measures he is taken to end the orgy of killings and violence not only
on the Plateau but in other parts of the country.
The President briefed us on what he saw firsthand when he visited Plateau
state on Tuesday and the measures he is putting in place to forestall
The President has taken enough steps and told us what he is doing
especially the reorganisation that he plans to put in place to ensure that
this doesn’t happen again.
We also used the opportunity to advise the President on other measures and
actions that will help bring lasting peace in our country in accordance with the resolutions passed at the joint emergency closed-door session of
the National Assembly held some weeks ago.
These are very sober moments for all of us. In a situation where people, in
hundreds continued to be killed, we can no longer tolerate this kind of
situation as a government.
We call on all relevant government agencies to quickly provide emergency
relief services to people in the affected areas.
The House of Representatives and indeed the National Assembly will continueto work towards providing all necessary legislative backing to the securityagencies more especially funding needed to reform and equip our armed forces to tackle the prevailing security challenges confronting us as a
I am also restating my earlier call for a total reform and overhaul of our internal security architecture which has failed to address the spate of insecurity in the land.
I want to seize this opportunity to once again offer our condolences to families of victims of violence in Zamfara, Benue, Plateau, Taraba, Adamawa, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Borno, Yobe and other places and urge our citizens to embrace peace without which there can be no meaningful development.
Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara
House of Representatives,
Federal Republic of Nigeria