Following the recent killing of six persons by gunmen in Tegbe Village, Miango district in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, the State Governor Simon Lalong has vowed to prosecute the perpetrators of the terror attack.
Naija News gathered that the governor said this on Sunday while reacting to the attack which occurred on Saturday night.
In a statement by the Director of Press Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, Lalong pledged that government would work assiduously to ensure the killers face the wrath law, adding that the gunmen and their sponsors are on the mission to make the dark days of conflict reoccur in the state again and he won’t let it happen.
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According to him, the attackers were seeking refuge among the inhabitants of the Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa.
“We are shock over the night gun attack on Tagbe Village, Jebbu Miango of Saturday the 14th October 2017, after the failed attack on Nzoruvho Village, which resulted in the killing of 6 persons and 5 others who sustained various forms of gunshot injuries.
“The attack coming at the heels of the 12 hours curfew imposed over Bassa LGA, leaves government with serious concerns,” he said.
The governor appealed to all residents of the areas in Bassa and the surrounding border villages, to give useful information that will enhance the arrest of the perpetrators of the terror attack, adding that any person or group of persons identified to have been harbouring the criminals will face justice.
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Lalong therefore, commiserated with the families of the bereaved and directed the State Emergency Management Agency and Ministry of Health to swiftly provide medical aid for the injured as well as provide all necessary humanitarian relief materials to the affected areas.
The governor assured that efforts have been intensified to ensure the immediate arrest of those found culpable, appealing to the people of the areas not to entertain any fear and panic.
Source: Naija News