Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has directed security agents to go after criminals behind recent isolated killings in Jos South and Riyom Local Government Areas of the state.
Lalong who expressed outrage over the incidences recorded in Chol, Vwang District of Jos South; and Tamborong, Ganawuri District in Riyom Local Government Areas, said the recurring incidences of such isolated attacks are unacceptable and totally condemnable.
The governor said such occurrences reoccur partly because some of the persons behind such attacks are yet to be apprehended and brought to justice.
During both attacks in the two areas, lives were lost, animals killed and crops destroyed.
In a statement by his spokesman, Dr. Makut Simon Makut, lamented that there is no justification for the killings as no one is permitted to take the law into his hands.
He, therefore, ordered the security agencies to do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators as well as get to the root of the criminal conduct which is clearly meant to resuscitate violence in the State and thwart the peace currently prevailing.