by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau state governor, Barrister Simon Lalong, has assured that killers of a traditional ruler, Da Bulus Chuwang Janka, who until his death was Acting Gwom Rwey Foron, who was murdered in his home at Rasat community of Foron in Barkin Ladi local government, will be apprehended and dealt with accordingly.
Governor Lalong, who expressed anger over the killing of the traditional ruler, said the murderers will not be allowed to go unpunished, as security agencies in collaboration with local intelligence have launched a “thorough investigation” to arrest the perpetrators and their collaborators.
According to him, “The local government chairman and heads of security agencies have briefed me on the sad development and the level of investigation so far.
“I have repeated my charge to them that, the days of ‘unknown gunmen’ is over in Plateau state, as innocent people cannot be killed without anybody being apprehended and put to trial.
“We are using the concept of community policing to dig into this particular case and see to it that the criminals are arrested. If we do not do so, more criminals will be bold to attack and kill our citizens,” Lalong stated.
The governor also appealed to citizens across the state to intensify vigilance against criminals, who are bent on rupturing the peace of the state at all costs, assuring that they will not be allowed to succeed.
The governor made this declaration, while sympathizing with family of the late Royal Father, the people of Barkin-Ladi as well as the entire state over the unfortunate incident.
Barrister Lalong equally urged people of the area to cooperate with the Local Government Authority as well as security agencies in not only cracking this case, but also preventing further occurrences.