Former Representative of Jos South Jos East Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, visited victims of the brutal Christmas Eve attacks on Plateau State. The victims, currently sheltered at the COCIN RCC Ropp IDP Camp in Bakin Ladi Local Government Area and those undergoing treatment at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), received words of comfort and assurance from Hon. Bagos during his visit.
Expressing deep concern, Hon. Bagos emphasized the broader impact of the attacks, stating that an assault on Riyom and Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency is essentially an attack on the entire Plateau. He stressed the unity between him and the constituency, underscoring his commitment to commiserate with the affected people in person.
The former federal lawmaker decried the impunity with which terrorists carried out the attacks, leaving innocent lives lost without accountability. Hon. Bagos called for intensified efforts in intelligence gathering to enhance the security of the people and prevent further tragedies.
Accompanying Hon. Bagos on the visit were Hon. Danjuma Kim, the Transition Committee Chairman of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Hon. Philip Jew, former Member representing Barkin Ladi State Constituency, Hon. Peter Gyendeng, former Member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency, and his wife, Mrs. Lydia Dachung.
Addressing the victims, Hon. Bagos offered words of encouragement, urging them to trust in God and assuring them that they will not be forgotten in the face of such adversity.
The Chairman of COCIN RCC Ropp, Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo, expressed appreciation for the consistent support of Hon. Bagos and the delegation, encouraging them to continue speaking the truth until peace and justice prevail on the Plateau.
Dr. Pokop Bupwatda, the Chief Medical Director of JUTH, commended Hon. Bagos for his concern and attention to the injured victims, highlighting the importance of such gestures in times of crisis.