By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Executive Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has said that his attention has been drawn to the news making the rounds, particularly in the Social Media that parts of Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bokkos local government areas have been carved out for the creation of colonies for cattle, in fulfilment of his promises to the Fulani who have pressured him, to either cede those areas or he faces the other side of their viciousness which may cost his aspirations.
The denial was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Dan Manjang, which stated unequivocally that “this thinking is not only the figment of the imagination of its authors, who want to make political capital out of it, but false, malicious and highly mischievous“.
The statement read: “Governor Simon Bako Lalong has and does not contemplate such action and he further call on all good citizens of Plateau to bury such imagination of these elements bent on throwing the State into confusion. Cattle colonies are not in the imagination of Governor Lalong.
“The Governor urges all peace loving citizens of Plateau State to dis countenance such mischievous information but to gravitate towards issues that unite us rather than those that divide us.“