Bandits Kill Several In Plateau, Lalong Charges Security Agencies To Go After Murderers
Following the killing of several persons in different communities of Kanam and Wase Local Government Areas of Plateau State North Central, Governor Simon Lalong has directed security forces to dominate the affected areas and go after the fleeing terrorists and ensure that they pay for their crime.
The governor’s directive was given in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Affairs, Simon Makut on Tuesday.
An unspecified number of people including children, women and several elderly persons were killed in different communities in the state on Sunday.
Reports from the affected areas indicate that bandits invaded no fewer than 10 villages in Garga comprising Kukawa, Gyanbawu, Dungur, Kyaram, Yelwa, Dadda, Wanka, Shuwaka, Gwammadaji and Dadin Kowa which resulted in the death of over 50 persons and several others sustaining injuries with houses burnt and some other persons still missing.
Dead bodies recovered from the scene of attacks were mass-buried in a shallow grave in Kanam while those injured were said to be receiving treatment at different hospitals as security personnel are combing the affected areas in search of missing persons.
Governor Lalong stressed that the state government has already approached the Federal Government for collaboration to deal with terrorists hibernating in the general area once and for all.