Bitter Reality of Violence
Barkin Ladi Local Government Area in Plateau State is plunged into grief once more as gunmen unleash another deadly attack. Seventeen innocent lives are tragically claimed in the early hours of Thursday within the Heipang community. The shocking incident underscores the pressing need for enhanced security measures to stem the escalating violence.
Julius Pam, a bereaved parent from Heipang, confirms the heartbreaking incident and the scale of the loss. His emotional testimony reveals the extent of the tragedy, as his own family members, including his brother, sister-in-law, and children, are among the victims. The personal impact of this violence is a stark reminder of the toll such attacks take on families and communities.
Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, responds to the escalating security challenges with a two-fold approach. On one hand, security operatives are deployed to the affected community to restore order. On the other hand, the state government launches a pivotal initiative – the Security and Information Centre. This center aims to bridge the communication gap between citizens and authorities, enabling the prompt exchange of security-related information. Governor Mutfwang highlights the importance of citizen engagement and promises that the state government will bear the cost of all incoming calls to facilitate seamless reporting.