Nigeria’s Deputy Senate Committee Chairman on Defense, Istifanus Gyang says his “major preoccupation” is to ensure the safety of citizens in Plateau North, his Senatorial constituency.
“I want to ensure the speedy restoration of peace to vulnerable communities prone to attacks,” said Gyang, Monday in a meeting with a peace and security committee locally set up to resolve armed conflicts in the State’s Bassa Local Government Area.
The Senator, “concerned” over the attacks pledged partnership with the committee to build “lasting peace”.
The Chairman of the committee, Chief Richard Adamson, told the Senator that the committee has 12 terms of reference, including “proffering sustainable solutions to the prevailing security challenges.”
The Committee, Adamson said has set out to rebuild and resettle 19 displaced villages where 601 people were killed.
“The committee envisions zero attack in Irigwe land and the strengthening of dialogue among community leaders across ethnic and religious divides,” the Chairman said.
The committee has produced a working document to guide its engagements, he said.