Following some pocket of killings in the Southern part of the Nasarawa State, the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday decried the silent killing of some citizens especially in Awe, Keana, Obi, and Doma Local Government Areas of the State.
The condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the party Honourable Mohammed Ibrahim Hamza, and available to newsmen in Lafia the state capital.
The statement explained that the attacks in those communities have become too frequent and worrisome particularly as the 2023 general elections approach.
The statement said that the party decided to raise the alarm since the State government has chosen to overlook the increasing incidence which is targeting the Tiv and other groups in the areas.
The statement noted that the plan of attacks and killings has been established since 2011 when elections approaches and the act is being perpetrated by the so-called “unknown gunmen” prior to electioneering activities prompting residents to ponder and conclude that such killings are politically motivated by the enemies of democracy,
They also attributed these attacks to planned by the ruling party to cause confusion and dispersal of communities and deprive them of exercising their franchise.
According to the statement; “Most communities in the areas ate known to have a reasonable number of Polling Units that produce thousands of votes, but each time elections are drawing near the innocent citizens from Tiv and other extraction can no longer have their peace, rather the unabated crises would displace them from their respective abode which always hindered their participation during the elections.”