Plateau Massacre: ‘Halt Your Holidays and Go Back to Work,’ Prophet Isa El-Buba Charges Tinubu
Prophet Isa El-Buba, the leader of the Initiative for a Better and Brighter Nigeria (IBBN), has urged Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu to cut short his vacation and return to tackle the issue of insecurity.
He suggested that Tinubu could do this by proposing a comprehensive bill for state policing to the National Assembly, which would help prevent the frequent violent incidents affecting struggling Nigerians in areas with little security.
During a press conference in Jos, Prophet El-Buba expressed his distress, saying, “I am grieved waking up for the umpteenth time to the provocating and heart-wrenching news with accompanying gory images of the mindless massacre of innocent Plateau citizens in Bokkos, Mangu and Barkin Ladi villages.
The audacious regularity and ease with which attackers operate unchallenged on the Plateau and elsewhere in today’s Nigeria beats me hollow.” He emphasized the need for state policing to supplement the central security forces, which are currently overstretched and insufficient.
He added, “It is on this note that I wish to call on President Bola Tinubu to halt his holidays and return to service and, among other things, quickly send a comprehensive bill for state policing to the National Assembly to forestall the audacious regular killing and maiming of poor, struggling Nigerians.”
In a similar vein, Bishop Francis Oke, the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), during a visit to the State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, urged Tinubu to use the full power of the federal government to address the insecurity issues, particularly in Plateau State.
He stated, “This killing is so painful coming at the festive season; the evil people struck to shed blood to stain our joy, but joy won’t depart from Plateau State. The Lord will give strength to his people; the state needs strength at this time. We don’t want the peace to be postponed any longer. We call on the federal government to do something about security, especially in Plateau State. President Tinubu has the mandate of the people to act; he has the wherewithal to arise and bring the force of the federal might to end insecurity in Nigeria.”