Lalong again vows to bring to book pepertrators of Plateau killings
By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state on Monday vowed to ensure that perpetrators of the killings in Barkin ladi local government area of the state are arrested and prosecuted .
He made this known when he received Mr David Young, Deputy chief of mission ,United States Embassy in Nigeria and other US embassy officials who paid him a courtesy call in Government House Little Rayfield,Jos to commiserate with the government and people of Plateau over the unfortunate killings in part of the state ,as well as to undertake an on the spot assessment of the affected areas and Internal Displaced Persons camps with a view to seeking ways to end the killings .
Lalong who condemned the killings however insisted that despite the recent disruption of peace in some parts of the northern senatorial district of the State, the Plateau still remains the Home of Peace and Tourism.
Governor Lalong thanked the United states embassy in Nigeria for collaborating with the Plateau State Peace Building Agency to hold a stakeholders parley in the troubled zone.
He assured that the State Government would ensure that perpetrators of this killings are brought to book according to the law.
Speaking earlier Mr Young commended Gov Lalong for taking some drastic steps in nipping in the bud the unfortunate destruction of lives and property which minimized the casualty .
I want to commend the Plateau State Government for taking immediate steps which in no small measure brought the situation under control.
The Deputy Chief of Mission also called for punishment for those arrested in connection to the killings and insisted that they must be made to face the music.
He said the U S embassy valued her partnership with the Plateau State government.
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