Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed sadness over an attack on a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area which left 8 people dead.
Governor Lalong while reacting to the incident expressed anger over what he described as another desperate attempt by criminals to destabilise the State and create fear among the people.
He said the Government will not condone such attacks on innocent citizens, and directed security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act which is capable of disrupting the substantial peace prevailing in the State.
While commiserating with the families of those who were killed and those who sustained injuries, Lalong reiterated his charge to security agencies to resolve suh attacks as excuses of “unknown gunmen” will no longer be tolerated.
Governor Lalong also advised the citizens to assist law enforcement agencies with useful intelligence, leveraging on structures such as the Traditional Institutions, Community Police Constabulary, vigilante groups and other associations.