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Senate Condemn Killing Of Daton, Others

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ABUJA, July 08, (THEWILL) - The Nigerian Senate has expressed shock and sorrow over the death of Senator Gyang Dalyop Datong, which occurred on Sunday in Jos.

Senate Spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said, in a statement, that the country could not afford to watch the killings continue. He expressed deep regrets over the spate of unnecessary bloodletting, saying it was a painful suggestion of the disrespect of some people for the sanctity of human life.

“We cannot continue this way. The death of Senator Dantong and other innocent citizens is a sad reminder of the current orgy of killings ravaging some parts of the country in recent times,” he said.

“The Senate is pained that the killings have assumed a frightening dimension and is worried that a gentle, unassuming and urbane lawmaker in the like of Senator Datong would die in such a way while serving his people.”

He conveyed the Senate’s condemnation of the Plateau attacks and killings, and condoled with families of victims.

Daton died on Sunday when he suffered gunshots-spawned heart attack while attending the mass burial organised for tens of victims of Saturday’s killings, suspected to have been orchestrated by Fulani herdsmen.

The member representing Barkin Ladi at the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Gyang Fulani also died at the shooting at the venue of the mass burial while another legislator, Simon Mwatkon, representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom constituency, is in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital, after sustaining devastating gunshot wounds at the same location.