Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed that some people are planning to keep the state in perpetual crisis using divisive methods.
He stated this while speaking on the recent attacks in the state in a press briefing on Monday.
Lalong asked residents of the state not to allow those who desire to see the state in perpetual crisis to use politics and religion to divert attention from their criminal activities.
The governor said the violent attacks in the state are criminal activities even though they are being given ethnoreligious connotations.
“From the engagements so far, it has again become clear that all these attacks are purely criminal activities that must be treated as such. Even though they are quickly given ethno-religious connotations, there is no justification for the killing of any human being. We are a society that is guided by rules which do not permit anyone to take the laws into his or her hands no matter the grievances,” the governor said.
“There is an obvious plan by those who desire to see Plateau in perpetual crises to employ all divisive methods to achieve their objectives. We must not allow them to use politics, religion, and ethnicity to divert our attention from their criminal activities.
“My determination as your governor is to ensure that I encourage all citizens to embrace one another and use peaceful means to settle any disagreement.”