Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong has directed security operatives in the state to go after perpetrators of the recent isolated killings in Jos South and Riyom Local Government Councils.
The Governor also directed the Plateau Peace Building Agency and the Plateau Inter-Religious Council to intensify their mediation efforts across the state, especially in areas where there are disagreements that are capable of causing a breach of the peace.
This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Jos by the governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham.
He, however, expressed outrage over the incidences recorded in Chol, Vwang District; and Tamborong, Ganawuri District in the two aforementioned Local Government Areas.
Expressing sadness over the incidences, Lalong stated that the dastard acts were repeated partly because culprits were not brought to justice.
Lalong stated that there was no justification for the killings as no one had the right to take the law into his hands.
“Recently we acquired and launched 50 patrol vehicles and 200 motorcycles for use by our security agencies.
“Our expectation is that these attacks will not only be prevented, but wherever any is recorded, the perpetrators will be swiftly arrested and brought to justice.
“I expect to see a drastic change from now onwards on how we respond to these unfortunate acts. Our people deserve to live in peace and pursue their legitimate means of livelihood without fear of being attacked or killed,’’ he said.