By Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Peter Ajang Azi, has described the present situation in the state as sympathetic. “It is disheartening to say that we are not experiencing problems.
“It is very unfortunate; the duty of the government is to provide security and protection of lives and properties of its citizens.”
Hon Azi was speaking in an interview with Conscience Triumph in Jos, while reacting to the recent killings in Bassa LGC and some parts of the state. He assured that “government was on its foot to curb the menace in our environment.”
According to him, it was very unfortunate for anybody to take the life of a person, describing it as barbaric, and assured the citizens that the perpetrators will be fished out to serve as deterrent to others.
“When we say there is peace in Plateau state, we cannot say that there is absolute peace, because peace is not even in the absence of crises,” Azi said.
The Speaker (re)assured that the government is up and doing to see that the citizens are really protected, saying, “It is not that the government says there is peace and there are no bad eggs in the society; there are bad eggs.
“This is why I say, by the grace of God, they will be apprehended and be shown as an example to others,” and urged the families of those, who lost their love ones, to take heart, and prayed that God should grant them eternal rest.