Plateau Governor Lalong Cuts Short His Abuja Visit, Returns Back To Plateau Over Barkin Ladi Killings
- Condemns Attack
Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has cut short his participation at the on going All Progressives Congress National Convention in Abuja.
This is to enable him personally take charge of the security situation in the state, particularly some communities in Barakin Ladi local Government Area.
The Governor who directed the Security chiefs to checkmate the assailants, had earlier condemned the attack and commiserated with the victims.
Gov Simon Lalong appeals for calm as government fashions out a lasting solution to the present challenge.
See Full Statement of Governor’s Statement Condemning The Attack
Plateau State Government wishes to commiserate with citizens of the state especially, Xland, Gindin Akwati communities of Barkin Ladi Local Government, over unfortunate recent attacks.
This was contained in a statement signed by Yakubu Dati ,the Commissioner of Information and Communication and made available to newsmen in Jos on Sunday
Government is deeply pained that despite concerted efforts which had led to the restoration of relative peace across the state, some unpatriotic elements are bent on disrupting the gains so far made.
Government condemns these attacks and has mobilised the full compliments of security forces who are restoring normalcy in the affected areas and the environs.
Furthermore, government holds every single live as sacred hence, has mobilized medical and relief agencies to ameliorate the suffering o those in distress.
As a government we are committed to ensuring a safe and secured environment that will guarantee peaceful coexistence among the various groups in the state as we remain resolute to the well being of our people.
We however appeal to citizens not to take laws into their hands and cooperate with security agencies to prevent further break down of law and order as they track perpetrators of the evil act.
Citizens are particularly, advised to use the “Early warning system” mechanism recently launched by Operation Rainbow on the following numbers 30812 SMS, 09060100010 Voice