The member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal constituency in the Nigerian House of Reps, Barr. Istifanus Gyang has warned against the arrest of "law abiding citizens" in the quest to end violence in Plateau State.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer for the Plateau Northern Senatorial zone demanded the arrest of the "blood bath" in Plateau North instead.

In a statement on Friday, the lawmaker tasked government to take "appropriate and immediate" steps to enforce law.

Congratulating winners of the just concluded PDP Primaries across the state, Gyang believed the PDP has the capacity to deliver the state from "ruins".

"As the people's team, indeed, the  winning team for Plateau North we shall together with our Governorship candidate, Senator, Gen JT Useni recover the destiny and people of Plateau state from imminent ruin," he said.

The full statement reads:

I, Rep. ID Gyang,  wish to congratulate Rep. Dr. Simon Mwadkwon Fwet Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency,
Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency and Hon. Jonathan Dabo Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency for emerging victorious at the just concluded House of Representatives Primaries.

In the same vein, I joyfully congratulate Hon. Peter Ibrahim Gyendeng Barkin Ladi Constituency,
Hon. Timothy Dantong Riyom Constituency,
Hon. Fom Dalyop Gwottson Jos South Constituency ,
Barr. Munir Barau Abdullahi Jos North-North Constituency,
Mrs Esther Dusu Jos North-West Constituency,
Hon. Yakubu Bussa Buji Pengana Constituency,
Hon. Musa Agah Rukuba/Irigwe Constituency, and
Hon. Gideon Ishaya Ashom
for clinching the State House of Assembly Tickets.

May I also congratulate PDP Aspirants across Plateau State who won elections at all levels.

Plateau North Winning Team is indeed blessed, formidable, equipped and set to ursher in purposeful, credible and result oriented people based service.

As flag bearers of our great Party the PDP,  we shall galvanize the people  and leverage on their support and goodwill for a resounding  victory at the polls.

May God, through us, bring an end to the attacks and killings on our people as we stand for harmonious communal coexistence through dialogue and embrace all other peace building initiatives and platforms.

Meanwhile, the government has to take appropriate and immediate steps to enforce the law, stop harrassing law abiding citizens and arrest the blood bath in Plateau North.

As the people's team, indeed, the  winning team for Plateau North we shall together with our Governorship candidate, Senator, Gen JT Useni recover the destiny and people of Plateau state from imminent ruin.

In God we trust as we stand with the people and for the people!

Rep. ID Gyang
NASS, Abuja.