The apex socio-cultural organisation in the middle belt regional, Middle Belt Forum (MBF) have cried out to the international community to come to the aid of the region following persistent killings of it last citizens by militia herdsmen.
The group who were reacting to the latest killing of person in Jos, Plateau State through its Coordinator of Public Communication, Ndi Kato said the region was under brink.
According to them
The terrorist attacks on the people of Plateau State have entered a new dimension with the drive by shooting in a community in Du, Jos South on 02/09/2018.
The continual devaluation of the lives of the people of the Middle Belt is unfortunate and we as a people are at the brink.
Lives were lost.
As usual, men and women with who have families, who had bright futures and were going about their daily activities have been reduced to statistics thrown at small corners of newspapers and in ten seconds of the news.
Beyond the lives lost is the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.
The people are not feel safe and have no trust in the government to protect them nor end these killings.
Their cries and calls for international help reveals this.
Yesterday’s drive by shooting is one too many in a week filled with renewed attacks on the people of Plateau State.
Yesterday’s drive by shooting has ruined that community for decades to come.
Lives wasted, communities burned to the ground.
We call on the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to step up Security efforts in the Middle Belt.
To work with members of the communities to secure their lives and properties.
We call on all Nigerians to speak up for Plateau State.
Our collective silence costs us more lives.