By: Valentine Adese,
The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt Hon. Simon Lalong, has appealed for calm, following the night attack by armed gunmen in Dong village of Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, which culminated in the unfortunate loss of lives of some people in the area.
The Governor, in a statement issued on Friday, noted that relative calm has been restored to the area following the deployment of adequate security.
Governor Lalong while sympathizes with the bereaved and injured in Tah in Dong Village, assuring that government is taking steps to alleviate their pains, as he urged the people to remain law-abiding.
As a further measure to checkmate the spate of attacks in Dong and other parts of the state, the Governor, also urged all citizens to volunteer useful information to security agencies that will lead to the arrest of the criminals and also enjoins the good people of the State to resist the temptation of spreading wild and unfounded rumours that tends to aggravate the situation.
Governor Lalong was quoted by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Hon. Yakubu Dati, in his statement made available to REALITY that, “security agencies have been directed to do everything possible to smoke out the perpetrators of the crime from their hideouts in order to end the repeated orgy of violence in the state.
“Besides the logistic support to security agencies, the state government has already procured 51 (fifty one) operational vehicles to enhance their operations.”
Adding that, “This is in addition to the upgrade of the communication gadgets at the State Police Command Headquarters, aimed at augmenting the efforts of the security personnel, some of whom have paid the supreme price,”