The Senator representing Plateau Central, Diket Plang, has insisted that residents of the State want a permanent solution to the security challenges confronting it, “instead of temporary palliatives” for attack victims.
Diket, during a chat with journalists on Wednesday in Jos, said a permanent solution would save hundreds of lives and end the bloodshed that has become the lot of the once peaceful State.
“I have raised a motion at the national assembly towards ensuring that Plateau enjoys enduring peace instead of this reactionary approach.
“After the motion, we resolved that instead of temporary approaches, we should have a permanent solution to insecurity.
“Instead of rushing to the military when bandits come, we should fence off entry points used by criminals in Barkin Ladi and Bokkos.
“We have other entry and exit points used by criminals in Mangu, Gindiri and Bauchi.
“If all places are secured, criminals cannot come in and escape so casually.”
Nonetheless, Diket commended the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for remaining accessible and for the prompt responses to calls when criminals strike.
“The CDS wastes no time in ensuring that troops are deployed to troubled areas.
“I think that security personnel were on their toes. They need more appropriation and more cooperation.
“They need all of us to help them fish out criminals amongst us; even if they are our sons, we should expose them if we want peace,’’ he added.