Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Emeka Ihedioha on Monday called for the resolution of the Plateau indigene-settler crisis.
In a statement issued in Abuja, Ihedioha expressed sadness and pain at the orgy of killings and violence which engulfed Plateau State over the weekend, which claimed the lives of Sen. Gyang Dantong and Mr James Gyang, among others.
According to him, the crisis has assumed "very disturbing and dangerous dimensions and must be halted by concerted efforts from all well-meaning Nigerians without any further delay."
Ihedioha noted that the unfortunate indigene-settler controversy in Plateau had continued in spite of peaceful interventions at various levels.
He called on relevant stakeholders across the country, especially the victims, to take advantage of the ongoing constitution review to come up with proposals and solutions to deal with "this raging controversy once and for all".
"The ongoing constitution review process by the seventh National Assembly, is a window of opportunity we must not miss to address fundamental issues of our national life.
"It includes the raging controversy of indigene-settler that has been identified as one of the root causes of the seeming unending violence in the Plateau, "he said
"My heart goes out most sincerely to the families of the deceased Senator, the Honourable member of the Plateau State House of Assembly and other victims affected by the violence one way or the other. NAN