Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong while commiserating with the families of those affected during the recent killings in Miango, Bassa local government area of the state, has asked security agencies to dominate areas that were affected.
This was contained in a press release signed by Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor Lalong, Dr. Makut Simon Macham.
The governor promised that those involved in the killing would be brought to justice.
The Statement reads, “The Plateau State Government is once more irked by the spate of killings and arson witnessed recently in some villages of Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of the State.
“The Governor, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSGG is saddened by the development. He commiserates with the families of those affected and has ordered the security outfits in the state to dominate these areas while thorough investigation be carried out to ascertain those behind the attacks and bring them to justice to serve a deterrence.
“Governor Lalong has further directed the State Emergency Management Agency to step in to ascertain the extent of damage and casualties as well as provide immediate relief materials to cushion the effect of this condemnable act of man’s inhumanity to man while lasting solutions are sought.
“He has also directed the Peace Building Agency (PBA) and the Plateau State Inter-religious Council (PSIRC) to dialogue with the warring communities with a view to curbing such occurrences in the future.”
TOS NEWS had reported that gunmen invaded a cultural festival in Chando Zerreci village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing ten persons and injuring 19 others.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Irigwe Youth Movement, Lawrence Zongo on Sunday in Jos.