02 June 2021 by Josiah Buzun
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed outrage over the killing of a Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Security, a retired AIG Christopher Dega by unidentified armed men.
Governor Lalong in a reaction to the incident described as unfortunate and totally appalling.
He said the murder of the retired senior police officer, who was reportedly shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen in Bukuru is condemnable and would not go unpunished.
Lalong said the incident though isolated, is another handwork of crises merchants who want to rupture the substantial peace of the State and create fear in people.
Governor Lalong said the confirmation of arrest of some suspects by the Plateau State Police Command is an encouraging step, but more investigation must be carried out to get to the root of the matter by unraveling those behind this dastardly act, their motives and prevent future occurrence.
Lalong appealed to the citizens of Plateau State to do more in being security conscious, gathering and passing relevant information to security agencies as well as using the informal security architecture for necessary action in crime prevention and immediate response.
Governor Lalong sends his heartfelt condolences to his colleague Governor Samuel Ortom over the sad loss.