Monday 6 September 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The Deputy Governor to Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden has noted that, “Nigeria is under siege”.

The Governor made this assertion, when the Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, visited the state to condole with the Government and the good people of Plateau state, over the recent attacks and killings in the state.

According to a press statement signed by, Doman Wetkum, the Chief Press Secretary to the Plateau State Deputy Governor, made available to REALITY, through the office of, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, dated 5th September 2021, Prof. Tyoden said, “Nigeria is under siege and it calls on men of goodwill to work collectively to salvage it from the dire straits it has fallen into”.

Earlier, Governor Nasiru El-Rufai, who was received by Prof, Tyoden said, “Adherence to the rule of law is critical to the survival and stability of every society”.

The Governor pointed out that, Kaduna and Plateau State are not only neighbours, but are constantly faced with similar violent experiences.

He further assured that, he would work collaboratively with his Plateau state counterpart by, “sharing ideas that will help tackle the level of insecurity in both states’.

El-Rufai, while praying for the repose of the souls of the departed, acknowledged the relentless efforts of Governor Simon Lalong, “towards the restoration of peace in Plateau State”.

In his remarks while welcoming the Kaduna state Governor, the Plateau State Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden, who received the Kaduna State Governor on behalf of Governor Simon Lalong, thanked Governor El-Rufai for commiserating with them at these trying times.

He also noted that, “Plateau and Kaduna States have long time historical connections, as such; it lessens the burden whenever friends come to commiserate with each other”.

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