JOS – Plateau branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Thursday raised the alarm over the surging corpses in mortuaries and injured people in hospitals across the state.
It said it is saddened and disillusioned by the persistent and vicious killings in the state, pointing out that they were exerting great toll on the physical and psychological wellbeing g of the masses across the state.
These were contained in a statement signed by Dr. Innocent Emmanuel, chairman and Dr. Bapiga’an William, the Secretary of NMA in Jos.
The body expressed deep concern, stressing “the victims of these unwarranted attacks continue to “populate hospitals’ emergency wards and mortuaries in the state.”
Parts of the statement read: “Innocent, armless, accommodating and committed citizens of Plateau State have continued to live under the perennial unsavoury reality of perpetual terrorism manifesting as kidnappings for ransom, rape, maiming and killings as well as threats of total annihilation.
“On a daily basis, people are kidnapped from their houses and living with the fear that same will happen the next day elsewhere or in their neighbourhood unabatedly, with huge sums paid as ransom.
“These worrisome and sad turn of events is severely bleeding the resources of the people and ultimately wrecking the economy of the state in general, resulting in further increase in the sufferings that have characterized the life of ordinary citizens who abini tio have mostly been living below, at or only slightly above the poverty line.
“People face the brazen reality of being attacked, injured and or murdered in cold blood while their homes, farmlands and means of livelihoods are completely destroyed with no end in sight to these hostilities,” the body said.
Plateau NMA called on security agencies to improve their performances so the killings can stop immediately, adding that “a society that abhors justice is only opening her doors to anarchy and lawlessness.”