Buhari Bukar Bello,Jos
Plateau State Government has given a marching order to the security agents in the state to immediately arrest and prosecute the criminals that perpetrated the killings of dosen persons in Bassa and Bokkos Local Government Areas of the state.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Plateau State, Hon Yakubu Dati, the Governor, Simon Bako Lalong said the state will not condone the activities of hoodlums who take advantage of conflicts among citizens to perpetrate killings and destruction of property in the name of ethnic crisis.
Governor Lalong believes that our differences are better resolved by sitting together to address our differences rather than taking arms against one another.
He warned that the state will not fold its arms and watch the enemies of Plateau take us back to the dark old days when citizens distrust one another, adding that we must emphasize on the great values that unite us as a people.
While condoling with the families that lost their loved ones in the attacks, the Governor assured that urgent steps are being taken in collaboration with the security agents to get to the roots of the problem, and to avoid the repeat of the ugly incident.
He also urged citizens not to take the laws in their hands, but to be vigilant and report the activities of the criminals to the security agents for proactive actions.