Former Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has expressed deep concern over the continuous attacks in Plateau State, calling them alarmingly frequent and troubling for any discerning mind.

Obi condemned the recent attack in Zurak village, Wase LGA, which resulted in approximately 40 deaths and numerous hospitalizations. In a post on his X handle on Wednesday, the former Anambra State governor urged the government to take decisive action to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.

He emphasized the need for comprehensive measures to reduce insecurity by investing in critical areas of human development such as education, health, and poverty alleviation.


“One continues to be disheartened by the persistent reports of terrorist attacks across Plateau, Benue, and other parts of the country. The recent reports of an attack in Zurak village in Wase LGA of Plateau state, which has left about 40 people dead and many others hospitalized, remains a very sad one, which must be condemned in strong terms. This adds to the growing number of these heinous attacks. These repeated attacks, particularly in Plateau, have become too many to make any discerning mind worrisome.

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“Again, I call on the government to rise to its responsibilities of securing the lives and property of Nigerians with corresponding actions. Above all, we must take every necessary measure to drastically reduce insecurity in the nation by investing in the critical areas of human development: education, health, and lifting people out of poverty. I sincerely condole with the Governor of Plateau, Governor Caleb Mutfwang, the government, and the people of Plateau State, especially the bereaved families, over this tragic occurrence.

“May God grant eternal rest to the dead and quick recovery to the hospitalized,” he wrote.