Gov. Lalong directs security agencies to fish out perpetrators of Plateau killings

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has condemned the recurring killings in some villages of Bassa Local Government Area of the state and directed security agencies to fish out those behind the dastardly act.

Bassa local government has been under a siege of attack by gunmen in the past two years. On Monday no fewer than four persons were ambushed and killed by the rampaging gunmen while several houses were burnt in some villages in Kwall District of the local government.

The governor in a statement signed by his Director for Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Simon Maham, tasked the security agencies to do everything possible to put a stop to the situation.

Governor Lalong who said the unfortunate development was worrisome and intolerable directed the Peace Building Agency to visit the area and get to the root of the killings adding that the situation must be brought under control immediately to prevent further degeneration.

“I want all those involved in these crimes to be arrested and made to face the full weight of the law. While this is going on, the machinery for dialogue, reconciliation and confidence-building should be vigorously pursued by the Peace Building Agency with the support of the newly constituted Inter-faith Council. We will not tolerate any act that takes us back to the dark days of violence and destruction,” he warned.

While commiserating with the families of those killed, the governor said all citizens must be security conscious and avoid any conduct that will jeopardize peaceful coexistence of the area and the state.

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