By Tongnaan Dada Bawa, Jos
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has commended security forces for their swift response following the attack on Pinau village which left some persons dead and others injured.
The Governor commended the forces for immediately going after the attackers and combing their hideouts, leading to the arrest of some suspects.
In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, said the Governor while urging them to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel those behind the attacks and the motives, warned that the Plateau State Government will not allow criminal elements to hibernate in any part of the State with a view to terrorizing innocent citizens.
Lalong also commiserated with victims of the attack and further directed the State Emergency Management Agency as well as the Local Government authorities to visit the area and provide assistance to survivors and families of those killed.
Meanwhile the Governor has advised the citizens of Plateau State to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the security agencies especially during the yuletide season to ensure that there is no breach of peace.
He assured that the Government is working with security agencies to ensure adequate deployment of personnel and robust response to any eventuality.