Lalong vows to get justice for victims of fresh Plateau attack

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Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has vowed that every victim of Friday attack in Te’egbe Community in the state would get justice.

He said this in reaction to the attack where gunmen attacked leading to the death of over 10 people including children. Properties were also destroyed.

Gov Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut, described the attack as sad.

“Another sad incident which is clearly the handiwork of criminals that are bent on instilling fear, pain and sorrow among the people with a view to destabilising the State and making fortune from their criminality as well as rupturing the substantial peace attained.”

“The Governor totally condemns the attack and says there is no explanation that can justify it. He, therefore, directs security agencies to take immediate and drastic steps to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure that they pay for their crimes.”

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It further quoted the Governor as saying “The persistent attacks in this general area remains condemnable and unacceptable to Government. As such, no resources and efforts will be spared in painstakingly following up on the trail of those who derive joy in attacking and killing innocent citizens and destroying their homes and means of livelihood.

“I expect the security agencies to deploy everything at their disposal to arrest those who carried out the crime no matter how long it takes. Government will not take any excuse for failure to achieve this directive”.

The governor commiserated with victims and families of those killed assuring them they will get justice.

He also directed the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency and the Peace Building Agency to immediately visit the area and assess the level of damage with a view to carrying out immediate intervention and bringing succour to people affected.

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