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VP demands justice over plateau killings

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has described the recent killings and violence in Plateau State as vicious and horrible.

He reiterated the Federal Government will find a permanent solution to problems of insecurity in the country and ensure that the perpetrators of the recent attacks in the State are brought to book.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this during a visit to the State where he met with leaders and representatives of communities related to the conflicts.

He said, “We must condemn killings of any kind. It doesn’t matter whether these killings are by herdsmen killing villagers, or whether it is villagers who in one way or the other have killed others, including herdsmen. I think it is important that we condemn these killings, in particular these killings that have taken place where so many people have lost their lives in the last few days. There is no reason at all why anyone who commits these offences will escape.”

Noting that security have been beefed up by the deployment of more police and military personnel to the affected areas, the Vice President said justice will be done and those arrested will be duly prosecuted.

During the Vice President’s visit, he met with community leaders in the state, noting that government will look at how to implement several suggestions proffered by the leaders in resolving the herdsmen and farmers conflicts in the state.

He further said government remains committed to finding permanent solutions to the problems of insecurity.

Prof. Osinbajo emphasized that the Buhari administration is committed to finding a permanent solution to the conflicts.

He said the federal and state governments would see to the welfare and rehabilitation of dislocated persons from the affected communities.

Adding that relief materials would be made available by the National Emergency Management Agency, the Vice President noted that the N10 Billion fund approved for rehabilitation of farmers of the affected communities by the President would be made available to Plateau State.

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