The Plateau State Government has charged security agencies to bring to justice bandits that attacked and killed innocent citizens in Dong Kasa, Jos North and Kwi in Riyom Local Government Area on Sunday night
Commissioner of Information and Communication in the state, Dan Manjang, in a statement described the act as callous, and a desperate attempt to break the peace and security of the State.
Condoling with families that lost loved ones and valuables in the two separate attacks, Manjang said Governor Simon Lalong is deeply depressed by the incident and has vowed to ensure that peace, security and the sanctity of lives in the Plateau remain untouchable.
Manjang, therefore, said the administration of Lalong would continue to take measures and work hand in hand with security agencies for the protection of lives and property of citizens.
He said as soon as the Government was alerted about the attack, it quickly reached out to security agencies who responded immediately and have been in pursuit of the attackers with a view to apprehending them and bringing them to justice.
The Commissioner also said the capacity of the security agencies for rapid response and intervention will be increased once the approved 50 patrol vehicles and 200 security motorcycles are supplied.
The commissioner assures the citizens that the Rescue Administration through the Plateau Peace Building Agency, State Inter-Religious Council and other non State actors will continue to strengthen the peace and cohesion of the people of the state while criminals are fished out and dealt with according to the law.
He also encouraged citizens to continue to provide useful information that will lead to the prevention of crime and arrest of criminals, assuring the Government is determined not to allow anyone or group to return the state to a state of sorrow.