Obasanjo Visits Plateau State, Demands Solution to Killings in the Region


Former Presdent Olusegun Obasanjo has paid a condolence visit to Plateau state after the recent killings in the State that saw over 300 people dead.

Why visiting Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, the Elder Statesman tasked the Federal and State Governments with finding a lasting solution to the killings in the region.

He said: “Even in my time, we had problems but not in this magnitude; we thought we were dealing with them as of that time but the earlier we deal with it, the better. I believe we can find solutions, we must find solutions,”

“There must be the remote and immediate cause, if we deal with it; we are not going to be multiplying condolence visits. I believe that any human problem has human solutions, I do hope and plead with the government at the federal level, those of you in states and even local government level, to join hands even at the community level to find the causes and deal with them permanently. We offer our condolences to the bereaved families, all we can say is that God knows the best.”

According to the President, insecurity was not a new thing but the Government should be proactive in combating it.

“Insecurity is not new to me, we thought we could handle it. When we came in, we quickly put up a team including Berom and Fulani. They came out with a road map to proffer solutions, we adopted the recommendations and have implemented some and was in the process of implementing the remaining ones. We have done our best, we have learnt our lessons. We will be very firm.”

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