Plateau Killings: Shettima Visits Communities, Directs NEMA On Humanitarian Supplies

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Thursday paid a condolence visit to Victims of Bokkos and Barkin Local Government Areas of Plateau State who were attacked by unknown gunmen.

According to a statement issued by the Head of Press for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Manzo Ezekiel, the Vice President held a Town Hall meeting with various stakeholders where he appealed to them to help promote peace for harmonious coexistence and development of the State.

The Vice President, while addressing the displaced at a temporary camp in Bokkos, said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was deeply concerned about sad incidents and directed security agencies to fish out those responsible to face the wrath of the law. He told them the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has directed and prepositioned humanitarian items that will soon arrive in the affected communities to provide them with succour.

He commiserated with families of those who lost their lives, persons who were injured, and displaced residents while assuring them of the unwavering commitment of the Federal Government to ensure peace and security across the country.

In his remarks, Plateau State Governor Mr Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Federal Government for their commitment to support the affected persons and address the security challenges and especially Vice President, Kashim Shettima for the visit to the State.

Governor Mutfwang who was also very happy about humanitarian items from NEMA, thanked Director General Mustapha Habib Ahmed for the prompt response and said he would personally join the NEMA team for equitable and fair distribution of the items.

Earlier on arrival in Bokkos, the Director of Planning Research and Forecasting Dr Onimode Bandele Abdullahi who represented the Director General in leading the NEMA team briefed Vice President Kashim Shettima on details of the humanitarian items for the affected persons. The NEMA team was also responsible for leading the Vice President’s entourage to the camp.

The Vice President was accompanied on the visit by the National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu, Chief of Defence State General CG Musa, and Chief of Defence Intelligence. While in Jos, he was joined by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd Division Nigeria Army and Heads of security agencies in the State.

The State Governor, Mr Mutfwang led senior officials of the State and leaders of thoughts in receiving the Vice President. Among other senior indigenes present were former Governors Joshua Dariye and Simon Lalong, while the traditional rulers included the Gbong Gwom Jos and religious leaders.

The Vice President also held a Town Hall meeting with the dignitaries where he appealed to them to help promote peace for harmonious coexistence and development of the state.

The NEMA team comprised the DPRF Dr Onimode Bandele Abdullahi, DSAR Air Cdre KR Mataluwo, DD Ops Mr Bashir Idris Garga, NCZ Coordinator, and other staff.