On Monday, the Plateau State Youth Council (PYC) urged the populace to take immediate action to defend themselves against the frequent attacks and killings taking place in the state’s villages.
The youths organized a peaceful protest at the Federal Secretariat crossroads in Jos, where they observed that recent attacks in certain villages in the state’s Mangu Local Government Area resulted in the deaths of over 100 people and the destruction of property worth millions of naira.
“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,” said Sunday Adas, the chairman of PYC who oversaw the protest.
The message is clear: Help yourself first before trying to help anyone else.
He claimed that the murders and terrorist attacks were not spontaneous or random occurrences, but rather deliberate and planned assaults meant to uproot local towns and people in order to fulfill the Fulani and their allies’ excessive territorial ambition and claim to be the superior race.
He urged the government to ensure the safety of the lives and property of the populace and claimed that the size and skill of the assailants spoke volumes about the breadth, sophistication, and quantity of the ammunition and weaponry at the disposal of the aforementioned Fulani militias.