Governors from Nigeria’s North Central region have contributed N100 million in solidarity to people affected by the sad Christmas Eve attacks in Plateau State.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Chairman of the North Central Governors Forum, declared this generous contribution during the forum’s visit to Plateau State, expressing heartfelt condolences to Governor Caleb Mutfwang.
Governor Sule emphasised that the monies are designed to assist the survivors’ suffering, while labelling the attackers as terrorists who must be dealt with properly. Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has encouraged the governments of Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, and Niger to work together to confront the threat of terrorism in the North Central area.
Governor Alia emphasised the importance of a coordinated strategy and constant border surveillance to combat the reoccurring attacks on farming communities. While thanking the governors for their visit, Governor Mutfwang expressed remorse over the unfortunate circumstances that brought them together, wishing for a future where Plateau State is a hub for celebrations rather than mourning.
The recent attacks on 15 villages in the Bokkos and Barkin Ladi local government areas, which resulted in over 115 casualties and the damage of 221 dwellings, serve as a stark reminder of the importance of tackling security concerns in the North Central region.