17 February 2021 By Josiah Buzun
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Reverend Yakubu Pam has condemned the recent attack in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State where 4 people lost their lives and pleaded with the residents to embrace peace and shun acts of violence.
Reverend Pam stated this at a meeting he held with the Plateau State Police Command to find ways of putting an end to the crisis in some Local Government Areas of the State, it held at the Police Officers Mess Jos.
He lamented that the crises in Plateau, which started since 2001 has left the people in pains and anguish adding that the State Government and himself have been working tirelessly to restore peace in the state.
Reverend Pam also urged the people to shelve their swords and embrace peace and development.
The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command Edward Egbuka expressed disappoinment over the attack in Bassa despite meetings and discussions with both sides and their promise to live in peace.
He said innocent lives going about their daily activities are always victims of the attacks and stressed that the only way to resolve conflict is through dialogue noting that the police will not relent in its pursuit of the criminals perpetuating the acts, and bring them to book.
The Management Committee Chairman of Riyom Local Government Area, Mafeng Gwallson said his local government has the highest number of IDPs in the state and solicited for support.
He expressed optimism that with the frequent engagement, there will be some level of peace and thanked Governor Simon Lalong for laying a solid foundation for peace in the state.