Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong says he is deeply disturbed by recent events in the State which led to loss of lives and properties.
This was made known in a statement issued by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State on 27th April 2023.
Lalong described the recent attack on Farin Lamba Turu, Jos South Local Government where artesenal miners were killed by attackers as callous, condemnable and unfortunate.
He said already the security is working to apprehend the attackers and bring them to justice.
The Governor while sympathising with the families of the victims assured that the Government will stop at nothing to ensure that those who take joy in causing pain on innocent citizens are dealt with as no one will be allowed to reverse the gains made in restoring peace and security to the State.
Similarly, the Governor expressed shock and sorrow over the unfortunate accident involving a fuel tanker which exploded and caught fire along Bauchi road Jos leaving many injured, some dead and property destroyed.
Lalong said the situation which led to traffic disruption also affected business activities in the area.
He sympathised with the victims of the accident and praised the gallantry of security personnel and first responders who swung into action to rescue victims and bring the situation under control.
The Governor also regretted and condemned the action of some irate youths at the scene who attacked officials of the FRSC and their vehicles that came to assist in traffic control and evacuation of victims.
The Governor prayed God to comfort those who suffered loses and assured that the Government will step in to bring relief to survivors and other victims.
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