25 May 2021 By Josiah Buzun
The Plateau State Government says it is deeply saddened by the reoccurrence of violence in parts of Dong Kasa in Jos North Local Government Area and Kwi in Riyom where innocent citizens including children and women were killed.
State Commissioner of Information and Communication Dan Manjang in a statement described the act as barbaric, callous and a desparate attempt to rupture the peace and security of the State.
While commiserating with their families, Manjang said the Administration of Governor Simon Lalong is deeply distressed by the incident and has vowed to ensure that the cherished values of peace, security and the sanctity of lives remains sacrosanct in the State.
Manjang said the Administration would continue to take measures and work hand in hand with security agencies for the protection of lives and property of citizens.
The Commissioner reiterated that the capacity of the security agencies for rapid response and intervention will be boosted once the approved 50 patrol vehicles and 200 security motorcycles are supplied.
He encouraged citizens to continue to provide useful information that will lead to the prevention of crime and arrest of criminals, assuring that Government will not allow anyone or group to return the state to the dark days.
Similarly, the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government Shehu Bala Usman has condemned in strong terms the killing of innocent citizens by unknown persons in Dong village of Jos North last night.
While condemning the attacks, the Local Government Chairman said the incident was a setback on the peace process in Plateau State and called on the inhabitants of the area not to take laws into their hands as security agencies are doing everything possible to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.