Nothing justifies killings in Plateau State- APC

Aanya Igomu, Abuja


Nigeria’s governing party the All Progressives Congress, APC has said that nothing justifies the killings, barbarism, bestiality and cruelty exhibited in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State.

The All Progressives Congress, APC stated this in a press statement when it commiserated with the government and people of Plateau State over Saturday’s gruesome killings.

There was an attack by armed men on the people of Riyom and Barkin-Ladi area of Plateau State, North-central Nigeria where over a hundred people were killed and properties destroyed.

The party appealed for calm in handling the situation.

“While we grieve over the dead and commiserate with families and friends who have lost loved ones, we appeal to religious and community leaders to demonstrate true leadership even in the face of this terrible challenge, by appealing to those affected not to take the laws into their hands and avoid utterances and actions that can provoke reprisal.”

 “We are confident that President Muhammadu Buhari’s prompt visit to Plateau State will help in providing some succour to the affected and reassuring everyone of Mr. President’s commitments to tackling the security situation in the country.”

 The APC has called on Security agencies to spare no efforts in ensuring the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and in stemming the occurrence of such violence in all parts of the country.