Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North) has blamed herdsmen for what he described as “serious killings and targeted assassinations” of traditional rulers in the state.
Gyang, who came under order 43 of the Senate Standing Rules during plenary, said 10 traditional rulers have been assasinated mostly from his senatorial district.
He said the development called for urgent and adequate security to be built around traditional rulers.
He called on the Senate to urge the Inspector General Police to direct Plateau Commissioner of Police to beef up security around monarchs in their palaces to stem the bloodletting.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan condoled with the government and people of Plateau state over the sad occurrences.
He urged security agencies in the state to provide security for all citizens, especially the traditional rulers to ensure their protection.
He said that the ugly situations in Plateau State make it imperative for all stakeholders to support President Muhammadu Buhari to find lasting solution to the insecurity challenge.