The tranquility of Kubwat and Fungzai villages in the Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State was shattered by a horrific dawn attack. Armed gunmen descended upon the community, unleashing a hail of bullets and leaving behind a devastating scene of tragedy. The exact number of casualties, including women and children, is yet to be determined.
This appalling incident is just one among a series of unprovoked attacks that have plagued Mangu LGA and other areas over the past two months. The Plateau Peace Building Agency (PPBA), led by its Director General, Mr. Joseph Lengmang, has expressed deep condolences to the victims and their families. In unison with the Mishkaham Mwaghavul and all people of goodwill, the PPBA has vehemently condemned these senseless acts of violence that have resulted in the loss of innocent lives and the destruction of property.
In response to these recurring atrocities, the PPBA implores community leaders at all levels to be vigilant and exercise caution regarding the entry of individuals with questionable motives into their communities. Collaborating closely with security agencies, community leaders must proactively identify and eliminate any potential threats within their midst.
The PPBA also urges communities to remain vigilant and take proactive measures to prevent and repel attacks from these marauders. Heightened awareness and a collective commitment to community security are crucial to safeguarding lives and property.
In light of these recent events, the PPBA calls on the security agencies to take immediate action. Not only should the perpetrators be apprehended, but credible intelligence should also be acted upon to mitigate the risk of future attacks. Justice must be served, and the perpetrators must face the full weight of the law for their heinous acts.
The PPBA stands resolute in its commitment to fostering peace, unity, and security in Plateau State. It continues to work tirelessly, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to promote dialogue, reconciliation, and harmonious coexistence among all ethnic and religious groups.
As the affected communities grapple with the aftermath of these heart-wrenching attacks, the PPBA extends its support and encourages them to lean on one another for strength. Together, they must heal, rebuild, and stand united against those who seek to sow division and spread fear.
Plateau State, known for its diversity and rich cultural heritage, will not succumb to the nefarious intentions of a few. The indomitable spirit of its people will prevail, and peace will ultimately triumph over violence.