by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
JOS: Ta’agbe Village of Miango District, in Bassa Local Government Council was reportedly under attack by ‘unknown gunmen’ in the early hours of Friday, 26th November, 2021, where a number of persons, including children were killed and houses burnt.
This happened when the victims of the previous attacks in the area are rebuilding their houses with a view to return to their various homes.
While frowning at the sad event, the state governor, Simon Lalong, noted that, “This is 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 destabilizing 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.
According to him, “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 livelihoods.
“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, while government will not take any excuse for failure to achieve this directive,” he said.
The governor also commiserate with the victims and families of those killed, assuring that they will get justice as government will stop at nothing to unravel those behind this ugly incidents that continue to disrupt the livelihoods of the people of the Local Government.
He directed the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Peace Building Agency (PBA) to immediately visit the area and assess the level of damage with a view to carrying out immediate intervention and bringing succor to people, who are in need, as a result of the barbaric attack.
He also called on the people to assist the security agencies with relevant information that will enable them crack the identity and motives of the attacks.