Go After Terrorists Attacking Plateau Communities, Lalong Tasks Security Agencies

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By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos


Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has vowed to make it difficult for terrorists and other criminals to set their bases in any part of the state and use same to launch attacks on innocent citizens. 
Governor Lalong while reacting to the terrorist attacks on some communities in Kanam and Wase local government areas, where many people were killed with houses and property destroyed, condemned the irresponsible act and vowed that those behind it will be made to pay a heavy price. 
The governor who expressed deep regrets over the dastardly act, said he has directed security forces to dominate the area after their initial response which put a stop to the carnage. 
He also charged them to go after the fleeing terrorists and ensure that they pay for their crimes. 
According to the governor, Plateau State will never be used as a safe haven for terrorists to set up camps and use same to wreak havoc on communities and innocent citizens in the state and elsewhere. 
 Lalong said the State Security Council has adopted far reaching measures to strengthen all security measures and enhance the capacity of the security agencies to respond to all situations that cause a breach of the peace in any part of the state.
He sympathised with the communities affected, while promising them justice that those behind the attacks will not be allowed to go without punishment.
 He also directed the State Emergency Management Agency and the Peace Building Agency to immediately visit the areas, assess the situation and provide relief as well as trauma management. 
According to him, the state has already approached the Federal Government for collaboration to deal with the terrorists hibernating in the general area once and for all, to enable people go about their legitimate businesses without molestation and harassment. 

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