The paramount ruler of Irigwe ethnic nationality in Plateau State, The Bra Ngwe Irigwe, Rt Rev Ronku Aka, has mentioned troopers watched as his folks have been killed by suspected herdsmen throughout a latest invasion of Bassa Local Government Area.
According to the monarch, the troopers deployed within the space mentioned they may not defend the helpless victims as a result of there was no instruction that they need to accomplish that.
Aka said this when the President of the Para-Mallam Peace Foundation, Rev Gideon Para-Mallam, led different officers of the non-governmental organisation on a sympathy go to to his palace in Miango, Sunday Punch reviews.
The group had earlier taken reduction supplies to internally displaced individuals on Friday
The conventional ruler mentioned it was apparent that state governors and native authorities chairpersons within the nation have been helpless in curbing insecurity regardless of being referred to as chief safety officers of their respective areas.
Aku mentioned, “I don’t blame the local government chairman in Bassa or the governor of the state over the calamity that has befallen my people.
“At peace meetings, the governor will give order but the security men will go and do a different thing.
“During the recent attacks in my communities, the soldiers and other security operatives were around. As the invaders were carrying out the attacks in Jebu Miango and advancing to other communities we expected them to confront the invaders and stop the destruction going on but that did not happen.
“When I enquired what was happening, some soldiers cried to me that they did not receive the order to repel the attackers on the communities.
“Some of them who expressed frustration over the situation wondered the essence of holding guns which they could not use and left the scene while the attackers continued with their destruction in the communities.
“If the security agents were deployed and allowed to do their job, may be, the attackers would not have succeeded with their evil plans and my people would not be suffering what they are experiencing at the moment.
“But we don’t want more deaths in the communities. I have told my people not to retaliate what was done to them but we need justice going forward.”
Some gunmen final week invaded over 10 communities within the native authorities space, killing over 40 folks and burning over 400 homes.