The Plateau State Youth Council (PYC), on Monday, called on the citizens to urgently defend themselves against continuous attacks and killings in various villages in the state.
In a peaceful protest held at the Federal Secretariat junction, Jos, by the youths, they noted that the recent attacks in some villages in Mangu Local Government Area of the state led to the loss of over 100 people, and property worth millions of naira destroyed.
Sunday Adas, the chairman of PYC who led the protest, expressed concerns over killings in the state, saying, “We believe that our people and communities now know better that we are second-class citizens in our own country, and that our lives and property do not matter as much.
“Therefore, the clarion call is, make every effort to help yourself before anyone else does.”
He stated that the killings and acts of terrorism are not coincidental or random happenings, adding that they were premeditated and calculated attacks aimed at uprooting native villages and communities to satisfy the inordinate territorial ambition and supremacy of the Fulani and their cohorts.
According to him, the scale and skills of the attackers speak volumes to the scope, sophistication, and quantum of the ammunition and weaponry at the disposal of the said Fulani militias and called on the government to ensure the protection of the lives and property of the citizens.