The Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has condemned in strong terms the killing of innocent persons following an attack by gunmen at Kulben village in Kombun district of Mangu Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday 8th January 2020.
The Governor in a reaction described the attack as another attempt to puncture the peace that has gradually returned to the State.
Lalong while commiserating with victims and families of those killed, warned that his administration will not sit down and watch any group or individuals cause chaos in the State and retrun it to the dark days of insecurity. “We have toiled to ensure that peace returns to Plateau State and we will not allow anyone to make nonsense our efforts. We are determined to deal decisively and firmly with anybody found culpable in attacking or inciting people to carry out attacks against one another“. He said.
He commended security agencies for arresting seven suspects connected to the killings and restoring normalcy to the area. Lalong assured that thorough investigations will be carried out to get to the bottom of the matter as anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.
The Governor called for calm and advised against reprisals as Government is dealing with the situation.
Those injured have been taken to general hospital Mangu and are responding to treatment.