From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has charged security operatives in the state to arrest gunmen who killed four persons in Kwal, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state.
Governor Lalong who commiserated with the families of those killed said, “I want all those involved in these crimes to be arrested and made to face the full weight of the law.”
It is on record that four persons were Sunday night killed in some villages of Bassa Local Government Area.
The governor through the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Simon Macham, in a press release issued in Jos, said he is saddened over the persistent killing of citizens, and tasked security operatives to go after the killers of the four persons to be brought to book.
The press statement reads in part: “Governor Simon Lalong has frowned at recurring killings in some villages of Bassa Local Government Council, asking security agencies to do everything possible to put a stop to the situation.
“Governor Lalong, while reacting to the recent killing of 4 persons following attacks on some villages in Kwall District of the Local Government, said the development was worrisome and intolerable.
“The Governor who had directed the Peace Building Agency to visit the area and get to the root of the killings, said the situation must be brought under control immediately to prevent further degeneration.
“I want all those involved in these crimes to be arrested and made to face the full weight of the law. While this is going on, the machinery for dialogue, reconciliation and confidence building should be vigorously pursued by the Peace Building Agency with the support of the newly constituted Inter-faith Council. We will not tolerate any act that takes us back to the dark days of violence and destruction.”