The Plateau State Government says it is disturbed by the spate of killings and arson in some villages of Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of the State.
Governor Simon Lalong said the development saddens him.
While commiserating with the families of those affected, the Governor ordered the security agencies in the state to dominate these areas for a thorough investigation to be carried out to ascertain those behind the attacks and bring them to justice to serve as deterrence.
Governor Lalong further directed the State Emergency Management Agency to ascertain the extent of damage and casualties while providing immediate relief materials to cushion the effect of this condemnable act of “man’s inhumanity to man”.
The Governor’s reaction follows the weekend attack on Bassa LGA by killer herdsmen, where several villagers were killed.
Makut Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, in a statement, said, “Governor Lalong has also directed the Peace Building Agency (PBA) and the Plateau State Inter-religious Council (PSIRC) to dialogue with the warring communities to curb such occurrences in the future.
“In another development, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has commiserated with ECWA and management of Kent Academy in particular, for the inferno witnessed in the school, which razed down the Administration Block and various classrooms over the weekend.
“He promised that government will act within the resources available to assist in order to ensure that academic activities bounce back at the institution.”