NANS urges FG to declare national mourning for Plateau killings

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Federal Government to declare a national day of mourning in response to the recent tragic events in Plateau State.

Expressing concern over the lack of arrests in connection with the killings, NANS highlighted the alarming situation where no concrete steps had been taken to identify, apprehend, and prosecute the perpetrators.

The DWORLDGIST previously reported a Christmas Eve attack that resulted in 195 casualties across 17 villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu, and Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau State, displacing over 10,000 individuals.

Prominent figures, including President Bola Tinubu and the United Nations, have condemned the attacks, calling for a thorough investigation.

In a statement released by NANS Senate President Ekundina Elvis, the association expressed sadness over the brutal killings and criticized the government for the lack of action. NANS called on the government to prioritize the protection of lives and property, discouraging mere condolence visitations by the ruling class.

The association demanded decisive efforts to identify and prosecute the perpetrators and urged the Federal Government to declare a national day of mourning, recommending that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast.

Meanwhile, reports indicate that the assailants have issued fresh threats of attacks on a community in Plateau State, just days after the initial massacre.

Stanley Kavwam, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum, disclosed the receipt of a threatening letter by the Pushit Community in the Mangu Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state acknowledged the intelligence on the threat, emphasizing ongoing efforts to address the situation.


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