By; BUHÀRI B. BELLO, Jos
Former Chairman of the Plàteau State Muslim Pilgrims Board, Alhaji Isiaka Ibràhim Braima has expressed concerns over the looting of palliatives items in the state.
Speaking with journalists in Jos, the ex chairman who is also a chieftain of the ruling party in the state, explained that, “what happened to the paliatives brought to the state by the Federal Government is really unfortunate”.
He said, ‘it’s sad to see the destruction by the protesters who allowed some guestionable Nigerians and hoodlums to hijack the protest”.
According to him, ” it’s sad to know that one single tribe in Plateau State looted what was meant for all tribes in the state, despite the fact that this are people who never voted for the Government in the state”.
Alhaji Ibrahim pointed out that if the regime had taken measures in the early distribution of the materials, such looting and acts of criminality would not have occurred.
He called on the governor, Simon Bako Lalong and the entire people of the state to learn a lesson from the unfortunate situation.
On the issue of the middlebelt, the politician observed that those agitating for the exclusion of the “region” are merely doing so for an agenda which he said can destroy the North Central region.
He explained that the constitution of the land only recognizes North Central as a geopolitical zone and that “there’s nothing like middlebelt in the political mainstream of Nigeria.
According to him, it’s not for nothing that the governor of the state, Simon Bako Lalong was made to be the chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, “so what are you saying,” he queried.