The Mangun Old Students Association (MAOSA) has decried the wanton killings and grievous effects of incessant attacks on Plateau educational and economic growth.
Set 85, “The Pillar Set” of the association, made the lamentation in a statement issued in Jos by its Coordinator and Secretary, Messers Philemon Dagwa and Wajal Nyalwat shortly after its meeting at Plateau Polytechnic.
The pillar set of the school, which is now known as Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Mangun, described as callous and unacceptable the continuous destruction of lives and property across five local government ares of Mangu, Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Bokkos and Bassa.
“We strongly condemn in totality, the consciously and well calculated evil attack and massacre of lives and destruction of property meted on Mangu LG in particular, by some people who don’t want peace for Plateau.
“Markets and several schools in villagers like Washna, Jing, Lakas, Pushit, Kombun and others have been destroyed along with houses and Churches, making it near impossible for students to resume studies.
“It’s unfortunate that markets are closed and teeming pupils and students are still at home because there schools are no more, nor they can return to their homes that are destroyed due to the activities of the dare devil attackers.
“We hereby call on the Federal Government, corporate organisations and philanthropists to come to the aid of the affected villagers many of whom are taking refuge in some churches and schools in various towns and nearby communities, ” the association said.
MAOSA commended the Caleb Mutfwang PDP-led administration for its quick response by arresting the situation and restoring the peace being enjoyed in Mangu LGA.
The pillar set added. “We’re also grateful to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Oluremi Bola-Tinubu, for coming to the aid of the survivors and displaced persons with donation of N500 million.”
The association, however, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the crisis and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and trauma.
The set, whose meeting reunited mates after 38 years, resolved to make their impact felt by their Alma mater by meeting up some of the needs of the school, to make it a conducive study environment.