Following recent attacks in some villages of Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State which led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has met with stakeholders from the local government to find solutions to the problem.
While addressing the stakeholders which include traditional rulers, representatives of fulani, security agencies, youth leaders, local government officials and elders, the Governor said he was distraught by the sad development which was a major setback to the restoration of peace in Plateau State.
He sympathised with the people for the loss of lives and properties lost during the attacks and warned that the Government will do everything within its power to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Governor Lalong reiterated that nobody has the right to kill anyone or take the law into his hands to address any grievance or injustice whether relating to destruction of crops or killing of cows which are reported to be the main source of tension in the area.
The Governor said he has convened the stakeholders meeting to hear from all sides on how to address the spade of violence in the area that is a matter of concern the people and the Government. The submissions he said will assist the security agencies and government to further carry out thorough investigations.
Lalong said while the Government will play its part in ensuring that security prevails in Bokkos and entire State by going after criminals no matter their background, the people must be willing to expose criminals within them and also work together for peace and security.