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Plateau Attacks: Lalong Orders Military to Go After Assailants

From Jude Dangwam, Jos

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has directed that security agencies in the state particularly the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) should go after the killers of innocent lives in Miango villages of Bassa Local Government Area of the State to face the full wrath of the law.

He said his government will not tolerate the action of bloodsucking criminal elements who were bent on thwarting the relentless efforts of government in building back mutual trust among communities for the growth of the state.
The Governor through his Director of Press, Dr. Makut Simon Macham stated this to DAILY ASSET on Saturday in Jos, the Plateau State capital adding that perpetrators of the dastardly act must not go unpunished.
He said “a team from Government led by the Commissioner for Commerce visited the area yesterday for assessment, Government will also send relief materials to them based on the report of the assessment.
The Director of Press said Governor Lalong has since directed the OPSH and Police to beef up security in the area and also “go after the suspected attackers.” 
DAILY ASSET gathered that personnel of the Special Task Force code named Opration Safe Haven (OPSH) and that of Police were swiftly deployed to the affected areas and has brought normalcy in the troubling communities.

The sociocultural umbrella of Irigwe nation, Irigwe Development Association (IDA) through it’s National President, Hon. Sunday Abdu has accused the Plateau State government of total silence over the ongoing killings in their land for the past two weeks.

“We are deeply concerned about the obvious silence of the Plateau state government over this resumed hostilities on our soil.
“Is the government too concerned about the raging corona virus pandemic that we are almost abandoned to the gruesome activities of the Fulani marauders? If the government does not rise up to tackle this challenge, Irigwe land would be wiped off even before the covid 19 comes close to plateau state.”

Abdu had earlier on said his people are now made homeless and hopeless walking with their lives in their hands, “As we go to sleep today, only God knows which community is next in this daily rampage. We are therefore suing for assistance in catering for our displaced, especially as this is coming at a terrible time of national emergency.”

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