Senate President David Mark today described the killing of Senator Gyang Dantong (PDP, Plateau North) as shocking, saying “the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians must be stopped.”

Mark, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said governments at levels and security operatives “must rise to halt these senseless killings.

“We must do everything within the ambit of our laws to ensure that this type of murderous acts is stopped. As a nation, we must just rise against those who are determined to return us to a state of nature where life had little or no value”.

Describing Dantong’s death as a personal loss, the Senate President said the deceased was “a patriotic parliamentarian, quintessential gentleman and committed nationalist who was killed in active service to his fatherland”.

Mark urged the security agencies to bring the perpetrators of the gruesome act to justice.