Plateau Massacre: Falana To Blow Whistle On FG

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Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, yesterday revealed what he is set to do if the Federal Government does not take appropriate action to end the killings in the country.

“We shall not hesitate to report the authorities of the Federal Government and the Plateau State Government to the Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for condoning crimes against humanity and genocide,” he said.

Falana’s threat came as a response to the plateau attack which was a mass number of people by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Gashi District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

The Lagos based lawyer in a statement, sympathized with the state, he also urged the state governor, Simon Lalong to order for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the murder.

“We wish to sympathise with the government and people of Plateau over the reckless and cold murder of 86 unarmed people in Razak, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashi District in Barkin Ladi Local Government,’’ he said.

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“While appreciating the measures adopted by Your Excellency to restore law and order in the affected local government, it is high time that the brazen impunity of the serial murderers in Plateau State was challenged by the state government.

“Otherwise, the reckless killing of unarmed citizens by criminal gangs will continue unabated.

“Since a group has already claimed responsibility for the heinous crime, we are compelled to request Your Excellency to use your good offices to order the Police to arrest and investigate the suspects.

“At the end of the investigation, the Attorney-General of Plateau State should be directed to prosecute the suspects for conspiracy and culpable homicide.”

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