GOV. LALONG INFURIATED BY CONTINUOUS KILLINGS IN PLATEAU STATE.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on August 2, 2022
The Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed outrage over the attack on Danda Chugwi village of Vwang in Jos South Local Government where some persons were reportedly killed and others injured.
Governor Lalong described the incident as callous and condemnable and also directed security forces to ensure that those behind the attack are apprehended and punished according to the laws of the land.
He said the action of the attackers is yet another desperation by crisis merchants to instigate disharmony, suspicion, fear, and orchestrate agony among the people leading to further violence.
According to the Governor, security agencies including the Police, Operation Safe haven, DSS, and Operation Rainbow have been tasked to work with the local intelligence and ensure that those behind this wicked act are fished out.
While sympathizing with the families of those killed and those injured, Lalong directed the State Emergency Management Agency and the Peace Building Agency to visit the area and ensure that succor is given to those affected and the community.
The Governor urged citizens to continue to cooperate with security agencies, the traditional institution, community leaders and other community security architecture in supporting the Government in exposing criminals.