ANGRY GOV. LALONG, ORDERS HUNT FOR KILLERS OF TRADITIONAL RULER IN PLATEAU STATE

By: Valentine Adese (JP),

Citizens in collaboration with Security Operatives in Plateau State are now on red alert, as they join hands in the hunt for the killers of a Traditional Ruler, Da Bulus Chuwang Janka, the late Acting Gwom Rwey Foron, who was murdered in his home at Rasat community of Foron in Barkin Ladi Local Government.

Governor Lalong gave the order for the man hunt, as he refused to accept the “unknown gunmen” slogan.

In a Press Statement, dated, 23rd September 2020, signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, Governor Lalong assured the citizens of the state that, he would apprehend the culprits and deal with them according to the provisions of the Law.

“Governor Lalong, who expressed anger over the killing of the Traditional Ruler, said the murderers will not be allowed to go unpunished, as security agencies in collaboration with local intelligence have launched a thorough investigation to arrest the perpetrators and their collaborators”. The Statement stated.

However, Governor Lalong has also appealed to citizens across the State, to intensify vigilance against criminals, who are bent on rupturing the peace of the State at all costs, while assuring that, “they will not be allowed to succeed”.

READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:-

GOV. LALONG

PRESS STATEMENT

MURDER OF DISTRICT HEAD: LALONG DIRECTS HUNT FOR KILLERS, WARNS CRIMINALS.

Governor Simon Lalong has assured that the killers of a traditional ruler, Da Bulus Chuwang Janka, Acting Gwom Rwey Foron who was murdered in his home at Rasat community of Foron in Barkin Ladi Local Government, will he apprehended and dealt with accordingly.

Governor Lalong who expressed anger over the killing of the traditional ruler said the murderers will not be allowed to go unpunished as security agencies in collaboration with local intelligence have launched a thorough investigation to arrest the perpetrators and their collaborators.

Lalong said, ” the Local Government Chairman and heads of security agencies have briefed me on the sad development and the level of investigation so far. I have repeated my charge to them that the days of unknown gunmen is over in Plateau State as innocent people cannot be killed without anybody being apprehended and put to trial. We are using the concept of community policing to dig into this paarticular case and see to it that the criminals are arrested. If we do not do so, more criminals will be bold to attack and kill our citizens”.

The Governor also appealed to citizens across the State to intensify vigilance against criminals who are bent on rupturing the peace of the State at all costs, assuring that they will not be allowed to succeed.

Lalong sympathized with the family of the Royal father, the people of Barkin Ladi as well as the entire State over the unfortunate incident.

He asked people of the area to cooperate with the Local Government Authority as well as security agencies in not only cracking this case, but also preventing further occurrences.

Dr. Makut Simon Macham

Director of Press &Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State.

23rd September 2020.

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