A member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Istifanus Gyang has commenced the construction of what is to be a Mobile Police rapid response base to end violent attacks by armed assailants in his constituency.

Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal constituencies which Mr. Gyang represents at the Nigerian National Assembly have witnessed series of violent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen over the past one decade.

At least 1000 people including two serving lawmakers were reportedly killed in the attacks which heightened in 2012.

The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) puts the number of those killed in Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen since 2001 at 60,000.

The police deployment base located in Tahoss village, Riyom LGA is expected to provide quick intervention to distressed communities across the constituency, complementing the existing security outfits in the state.

Mr. Gyang has been consistent in making a case for the protection of his people since his election in 2015.

He has particularly called for the overhaul of the security system in the country, especially the Special Task Force established by the Presidency to maintain peace in Plateau State.

There have been persistent calls for the withdrawal of the STF in the State owing to perceived culpability among its personnel.

The Federal Government has however maintained defiant silence on the issue of the attacks, including the calls for the withdrawal of the STF.