From Christiana Gokyo Jos
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has warned trouble makers in the state to desist as the Government will not allow any form of lawlessness to disrupt peace.
Governor Lalong while reacting to the reported skirmishes around Rukuba road general area in Jos where some persons were reportedly killed including innocent commuters, recently.
He condemned the act and immediately directed security agencies to swiftly identify and arrest the perpetrators while dominating the area to restore calm.
He said the attacks on innocent citizens no matter their backgrounds will never be tolerated in the state and those who are found to be behind such attacks will be dealt with decisively to serve as deterrence and restore public order.
The governor however commended security agencies for their immediate response leading to the arrest of some suspects and the restoration of calm to the area.
While commiserating with the families of those affected, the governor assured all law abiding citizens that security has been beefed up around the area as well as the entire metropolis to forestall further breach of the peace.
He reminds the citizens to remain vigilant and be security conscious in reporting suspicious persons and behaviour within their domains to enable law enforcement agencies respond appropriately.
He directed the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu to visit the areas and ascertain the situation as well as ensure that those injured receive adequate medical attention. Hi
Meanwhile, The Commissioner of Police in the state Command, Edward Egbuka along with the GOC 3-Division, Major General Ibrahim Ali, also visited the scene and ordered for a discreet investigation to fish out other perpetrators of this barbaric act at large.
The Command urges the public to remain calm and to furnish the Police with useful information that will aid the investigation.