Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has condemned in strong terms the bloody attack that claimed lives in Heipang community of Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area in the early hours of Thursday.
A statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere said the governor also condemned the killings at the recent attacks in some villages in Mangu Local Government Area where more lives were lost.
Governor Mutfwang enjoined security agencies to redouble their efforts and put an end to the senseless killings of innocent people in the rural communities of Mangu and Barkin-Ladi local government areas of the state.
He lamented the deteriorating security situation in some parts of the state and called for greater collaboration between community leaders and security agencies to bring an end to the “senseless” attacks.
Governor Mutfwang stressed the importance of peace and unity among all citizens, regardless of faith or ethnicity for the peace, development and growth of the state.
He assured of the government’s commitment to addressing the issues while expressing sympathy for the affected communities and families of the deceased.
He prayed for comfort for the grieving people of Heipang and Mangu and urged them to make use of the security and information centre activated by the state government to communicate security information for prompt intervention in order to prevent the occurrence of future attacks.