Plateau Governor elect, Caleb Mutfwang alleges foreign mercenaries behind endless attacks
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 17, 2023
Plateau State Governor-elect Caleb Mutfwang is saying that foreign mercenaries are behind attacks in the state.
Over 20 persons were killed in the State, prompting the imposition of a curfew in two communities of Fungzai and neighbouring Kubat in the newly created district of Bwai in the Mangu Local Government Area.
The governor-elect blamed foreign mercenaries for the incident.
While admitting he is not in the best position to speak about the crisis since he is yet to be sworn in, Mutfwang says the attackers were from outside the communities.
Mutfwang further says he does not also rule out the demarketing of the state as part of the reasons for the attacks in the North-Central State.
Meanwhile, the Plateau state Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka is saying that the command has made reinforcement to the the Mangu local government area, hotbed of the gunmen attacks.
In a statement signed by the force Public relations Officer, Alfred Alabo, the reinforcement became necessary after two vehicles belonging to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense corps were overran and vandalized by the attackers.
The statement further indicates that five suspects have so far been arrested and are currently in the custody of the Special Task Force, STF.
Alabo says while an AK 47 rifle, a revolver pistol and cartridges were recovered from them one officer, Abdullahi Umar attached to sector 8 STF sustained bullet injuries and is currently receiving treatment at the STF headquarters, Jos.
He says calm has been restored to the general area of Mangu Local Government, while monitoring continues.
Still in Plateau state, President of the University of Jos Academic Multipurpose Cooperative Society, UJASMCS, Professor Likita Ogba says sales for the water factory has commenced, as he encourages members to key into the diversification of efforts to generate more income for the Cooperative
He made this known during the 8th, 9th and 10th Annual Report, Accounts and financial Statements and the unveiling of the University of Jos Academic Staff Cooperative Society table water at the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU secretariat, Naraguta campus, University of Jos.
Professor Ogba notes that the multi-million naira water business was commissioned in 2022 with the aim of providing quality clean water not just for its immediate community but to be a household brand in the future.
The guest speaker of the occasion, Victor Kuchili says the Cooperative Society stands as a viable method of reducing poverty.
Chairman of the occasion and ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke who was represented by the ASUU Chairman Unijos branch, Associate Professor Lazarus Maigoro commended the Excos for holding the Cooperative together as he calls on members to do all they can to sustain the society.