Gov. Lalong condemns Plateau killings
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has condemned the killings at Ta’agbe community of Miango Chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau, describing it as `unfortunate and sad.`
The governor expressed his reaction through a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Friday in Jos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen invaded the community in the early hours of Friday and killed eleven persons.
The governor described the incident as the handiwork of criminals, adding that government would do everything to bring the perpetrators to book.
“This is another sad incident which is clearly the handiwork of criminals who are bent on instilling fear, pain and sorrow among the people.
“This is at destabilising the state and making fortune from their criminality as well as rupturing the substantial peace attained.
“The persistent attacks in this area remains condemnable and unacceptable to government.
” As such, no resources and efforts will be spared in painstakingly following up on the trail of those who derive joy in attacking and killing innocent citizens and destroying their homes and means of livelihoods,” he said.
Lalong called on security agencies to deploy everything at their disposal to arrest those behind the crime no matter how long it would take.
He commiserated with the victims and families of those killed and promised that they will get justice.
The governor directed the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Plateau Peace Building Agency (PPBA) to immediately visit the area and assess the level of damage with a view to bringing succour to the victims.
He also called on the people to provide timely information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects to security agencies.