The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with the people of Plateau state following the recent wave of violence which engulfed communities in the state that claimed many lives.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the state, Speaker Dogara described the sad occurrence as a collective loss not just to the affected communities and families, but to the entire Country.
The Speaker further warned of the grave danger which unchecked violence portends for Nigeria and restated the commitment of the House to working assiduously with the Executive to combat insecurity by using legislative tools such as appropriation to ensure adequate funding for security agencies.
He also called for wider consultations and coordinated efforts to restore peace in the state by the various tiers of government, faith-based organizations, and traditional leaders.
The speaker in company of some members of the House of Representatives paid condolence visit to the Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba and also visited victims of the violence receiving treatment in hospitals.