...Government decries constant killings of innocent citizens
Yakubu Busari ,Jos
The Plateau State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the invasion and killing four persons at Kai village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen .
In a press statement by PPRO, Mathias Tyopex and made available to journalists in Jos, Thursday, the Police stated that on “Wednesday 20/6/2018 at about 2000hrs, unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded the house of his elder brother one Dauda Mahan ‘M’ of the same address, shot and killed the followings persons ;1. Dauda Mahan, male, aged 54 yrs, Mangai Agwom, male, aged 46yrs, Christian Mangai ‘male’ aged 15 yrs and John Magai, male, aged 10 yrs
According to him, a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Barkin Ladi Division visited the scene of crime for an on the spot assessment, the bodies were recovered and taken to the General Hospital Barkin Ladi where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. The corpses deposited in the hospital’s mortuary.
“Investigation is ongoing to track and arrest the perpetrators to face the consequences of their actions.”, the statement said.
Meanwhile, the state government has commiserated with the citizens of the state, especially Miango and Jol communities over the unfortunate recent attacks that many lost their lives .
Commissioner for information and communication, Hon Yakubu Dati in a statement made available to this medium expressed condemnation of the killings and disclosed that the Rescue administration holds every single live as sacred hence cannot play politics with the lives of the very people that voted it into power.
Dati said,”We wish to reiterate that the government is not resting on its oars to find lasting solutions to these attacks. As a government of popular mandate, will never leave its citizens at the mercy of these attackers no matter the situation because it is our constitutional duty to ensure the safety of lives and well being of the people.
According to him ,It is however, disheartening that while government is working round the clock to ensure adequate security of lives of the people, some people are bent on scoring very cheap political points and sowing seeds of discord among the peace loving people by attributing the current security ,challenges especially the recent attacks to what they feel as action or inaction of the government.