The Nasarawa lawmakers accuse the state government of not being proactive in checking the violence in the state.
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called a meeting with the state governor Umaru Tanko Almakura and security chiefs in the state over the recent violence in the state.
In a unanimous decision, the House resolved to summon a meeting between the executive and the security agencies to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the state and also urged the state government to provide relief materials to the affected communiites immediately.
Musa Mohammed, Speaker of the House directed the clerk of the house to communicate the resoultion of the house to the governor.
The House accused the state government of not taking proactive measure to tackle security challenges which led to the spread of crisis across the state.
They also condemned the clashes between the Eggon and Alago in its totality, saying it could lead to the total break down of law and order while urging the state government to implement the reports of the 2012 Assakio panel of Inquiry to serve as deterant to others in order to tackle the security challenges facing the state.
The resolution followed a motion under the matter of public interest raised by Mohammed Sidi-Bako(PDP-Obi 1), who said the crisis between Eggon and Alago ethnic groups had claimed so many lives and destroyed properties worth several millions of Naira in the area
“It is sad, babaric, unfortunate, inhuman and ungodly for human beings to use arms against themselves,” he lamented. ”Thursday and Friday crisis in Tudun Adabu, Obi and Assakio has claimed so many lives,houses razed and others properties destroyed. I am appealing to the state government to come to the aid of my people as most of them are rendered homeless and are taken refuge in different camps in the state. I am also appealing to you my colleague to pass a resolutions urging the state government to take a proactive measures in order to find a lasting s peace in the area.”
Mr. Sidi-Bako called on the people to embrace peace irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliation for the overall development of the state and the country.
Agyo Mesa (APC-Lafia-North) seconded the motion and said the state government should provide relief materials to the affected coummunities without delay.
“ The victims of my constituency, Assakio are taking refuge in various camps and they needed help in order to reduce their plight,” he said.
Muluku Aggah (PDP-Nassarwa Eggon East) cautioned both the present and past political leaders in the state against unguarded utterances capable of fuelling crisis in the state.
Mr. Aggah called for calm and urged the people to tolerate one another in the interest of development in the state.
Francis Orogu (PDP-Keana), Baba Ibaku (PDP-Udege) Danladi Jatau (PDP-Kokona West),Godiya Akwashiki (PDP-Nassarawaw Eggon west) urged the state government to implement the report of the Assakio panel of Inquiry to serve as deterrant to others in the state.
The Speaker further called on the people of the state to be law abiding and respect constituted authorities for the overall development of the state and the country at large.