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Lalong, Jang decry killing of 16 Berom people





Gov expresses shock over death of panel chairman
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Dr. Jonah Jang have, in separate press statements, assured citizens that the state government would do all that is necessary to guarantee the security of lives and property in the state.


The Governor gave the assurance in the wake of two attacks by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on families in Kwata Zawan in Jos South Local Government Area and Gwol-Hoss Village along Makera in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State, which left scores of people dead and wounded. Two people later died yesterday at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos, making the causalities 16.

While appealing for calmness by all inhabitants of Kwata – Zawan, Gwol-Hoss and the surrounding areas of Jos South and Barkin Ladi Local Government areas, the Governor has ordered around the patrol of the area, adding that security agencies have been mandated to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime, a statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Mr. Emmanuel Samuel Nanle said.

While directing the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and the Vom Christian Hospital where the injured are receiving medical attention to give all the victims the needed medical attention at government’s expense, he called all peace loving citizens of Plateau to be vigilant and report suspicious movements in their communities to security agencies in order to forestall future occurrences.

Senator Jang too has condemned the Sunday’s killings in the communities, saying it once again demonstrated the level to which the culture of violence was gradually taking root in the society.

A statement signed by his media aide, Mr. Chris Gyang, lamented that the attacks were becoming too frequent and leading to the loss of more and more lives and property. Jang challenged the security agencies to be more proactive, move more swiftly and change their tactics in order to stop the situation from deteriorating into total lawlessness.
Meanwhile, Governor Lalong has expressed grief over the death of the newly sworn-in Chairman of Jos East Local Government Council, Dr. Hosea Azi.

Lalong said he received the news with great shock the death of the local government chairman, who met his death in an unfortunate fatal motor accident at Garaku on his way to Abuja.

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