Inspector General of Police

Inspector General of Police
By M. Peter -Jos

Another attack in Plateau on Sunday Night left 10 people dead

There is tension in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state as gunmen on Sunday night attacked Kwatas community of the local government area killing not less than 10 members of that community.

The Kwatas incident is linked to the recent killing at Kulben community in Mangu local government area of the state where about 15 people were killed.

It would be recalled that seven suspects were arrested in relation the Kulben attack and sources said some vigilante men in Kwatas village assisted in apprehending the suspects hence the return of the gunmen to attack the community.

Reports from Bokkos say Fulani settlements have been sacked and a mosque in the area razed as residents react to the recent killing, the State Police Command is yet to comment on the development despite several calls put across to the known phone number of the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Gabriel Uba.

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But the Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed anger over the development saying it is another attempt by criminals to take the state back to the days of insecurity, stressing in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham that the attack is “yet another attempt by criminals who do not mean well for the State to take it back to the dark days of insecurity that has been substantially overcome.”

The Governor, directed security agencies to go after the perpetrators of the heinous crime and ensure their arrest and prosecution as the State will no longer tolerate the wanton loss of lives stressing, “My heart again bleeds by this tragedy as lives of innocent citizens are cut short for no reason. Security agencies must go after those who are behind these attacks and their sponsors so they can face the law and be taught a lesson.

Before this report on another attack in Plateau on Sunday Night left 10 people dead, we had earlier reported that there is tension in Plateau as youths tell Lalong to resign

“We do not need another circle of bloodshed in Plateau State as all well meaning citizens have committed to peaceful coexistence and tolerance. My administration will not allow anyone, no matter how highly placed to jeopardize this peace.”

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The Governor again called for calm as the government and security agencies will ensure that justice is done to those affected.

Also, Garba Pwul SAN has expressed sadness over the incident saying, “It is a tragedy coming at a time when the State is beginning to enjoy relative peace and stability through the efforts of the Government and some peace partners,” and enjoined the Government to put in modalities and ensure those involved are arrested, tried and justice given to the families of those slain.