Plateau APC Elders Condemn attacks in Bassa and Jos North LGAs, Urge Government to recall those trained on intelligence and surveillance to help in the current security efforts

The Plateau State All Progressives Congress Elders Council has called on the Governor Simon Bako Lalong led administration to quickly identify and incorporate into the recently trained 3,000 vigilante, those trained abroad on security intelligence and surveillance by past administrations in the state. They made this position known while addressing journalists during a press conference in at Kalwa House in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, while reiterating that such an incorporation will help the current security efforts of the Government through conventional security and the recently trained vigilante, especially Operation Rainbow.

Reading the press text on behalf of the elders, Architect P. D Gyang condoled with the families of victims of those who lost their lives and property in recent attacks in Bassa and Jos North LGAs. They condemned the attacks and called on security agencies to quickly parade those suspects arrested in connection with the attacks for prosecution. They commended the security efforts of the Governor of Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong.

They however expressed displeasure over the way and manner in which the corpses of some of the victims of the unfortunate attack on Yelwa Zangam Community, stressing that it was wrong to desecrate the remains of the dead by carrying them around town.

According to them the action of taking corpses victims around town only brought more pains and hurt to the families of the victims; a practice they described as estranged from the culture and tradition of Plateau People.

The elders used the opportunity to thank the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabo for coming to Jos for an on-the-spot assessment of the level of damage done during the recent attacks and for his pledge to continuously support the ongoing military efforts towards sustainable peace in Plateau State. A minute silence was observed for those who lost their lives in the recent attacks.

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