Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Wednesday announced a reward of N10 million to anyone with useful information that would lead to the arrest of the killers of Saf Ron Kulere, Lazarus Agai.
Agai, a first class chief and paramount ruler of Bokkos, was murdered alongside his wife, son – Shagari – and police orderly, Inspector Sunday Wuyah, when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown gunmen while returning from a visit to his farm in Sha village, Bokkos Local Government Area on July 18.
Announcing the N10million reward when he received the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 4, Agboola Oshodi Glover, in his office at Rayfield, Jos, the governor said the decision was taken by the state government to enable it unravel the culprits behind the dastardly act.
“I want to announce a reward of N10 million for any evidence that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrators”, Lalong said, adding that the number one priority of his administration was security and would do all it could to make sure that citizens of the state lived in peace.
The governor said he was impressed by preliminary report in respect of investigations on the killing submitted to the State Security Council on Tuesday.
He commended the Federal Government and security agencies for their efforts since the murder of the monarch.
Mr. Lalong said the reaction from the Army, Police and other security agencies had shown that government was not taking the issue of security for granted.
“I want you to particularly convey our appreciation to the Inspector-General of Police for not only sending a DIG to visit the area but he also sent a police helicopter to be going round for surveillance”, he said.
The governor said that the arrival of a new Special Task Force (STF) Commander and the new AIG clearly showed government determination to tackle security challenges.
Mr. Agboola assured that he would work closely with the governor to restore the peace that had been recently breached.