Plateau mayhem: NCWS sues for peace
The National President of the National Council of Women's Societies, NCWS, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, has appealed for return of calm to Plateau State after the latest incidence of violence which led to loss of lives and destruction of property.
While expressing concern over what occurred, Shoda said: "As wives and mothers we are saddened by the continuous spate of killings and communal clashes across several states in our country including Taraba, Benue, Ebony and Kaduna, the most recent in Plateau state.
"Murder and maiming over resources has never solved anything. It only sows further seeds for more mayhem and violence, deepens mistrust and breeds instability and as we can see there are reports of retaliation by the affected communities."
She cautioned that while the security agents were trying to unravel those behind the acts of criminality, youths in the three affected local governments in Plateau state should resist taking laws into their own hands".
Shoda also extended her condolences to the bereaved and injured and called on the leaders in the affected communities to continue to assuage the fears and concerns of the people not to abandon their homes or seek vengeance, but to allow the due process of the law to take place.
She urged the law enforcement agencies to mount a thorough investigation in order to bring the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity to book and for justice to be served.