Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy more troops to put an end to killings in Plateau state.
In a statment released to the media, the cleric described the killings in some communities like Bokkos and Bassa LGAs of Plateau as very disturbing.
Kaigama said: “The news of these attacks was so disturbing that I had to call the governor, the commissioner of police and the permanent secretary in charge of security.
“They all gave assurances that they were all working frantically to ensure return of normalcy.
“Shedding of blood seems to have become a culture and the preferred language among some farmers and herders.
“Attacks over farmlands and cattle seem to have become a normal thing and shouldn’t be treated with levity.
“I appeal to the governor to inform Mr President, who visited Plateau State few days earlier to inaugurate projects and to launch the Plateau Peace Roadmap, to immediately send more security personnel and deploy more Nigerian Air Force helicopters and military equipment that can keep surveillance 24 hours daily while dialogue and negotiations go on.”