Twenty-one people have been killed in an attack in two different villages in Heipang District of Barkin Ladi.
The attackers, who came around 1:26 a.m. killed 17 People at Batin of Heipang town while four others were killed at Rayogot.
Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang expressed sadness over a bloody attack that claimed several lives in Baton and Rayogot, Heipang District, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
He also strongly condemned the recent attacks in some villages in Mangu Local Government Area where more lives were lost.
The Governor equally appealed to security agencies to redouble their efforts and put an end to the senseless killings of innocent people in the rural communities of Mangu and Barkin-Ladi LGAs.
While appealing for calm, the Governor urged citizens to take advantage of the security and information centre activated by the state government to receive intelligence for prompt intervention.
Rwang Tengwong, the National Publicity Secretary of Berom Youth Movement (BYM), a socio-cultural group, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Jos.
“Twenty-one people have been killed in an attack in two different villages in Heipang District of Barkin Ladi.
“The attackers, who came around 1:26 a.m. killed 17 People at Batin of Heipang town while four others were killed at Rayogot.
”Seven other persons sustained various degrees of injuries,” he said.
The spokesperson, however, called on residents of the communities to remain calm and be law abiding.
In a swift reaction to the incident, Gov. Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau condemned the attacks and called on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.
Governor Mutfwang through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, disclosed this while condemning the incidents.
He described the deteriorating security situation in some parts of the state as “unfortunate”.
“We call for greater collaboration between community leaders and security agencies to prevent further attacks”, he maintained.
Mutfwang emphasised the importance of peace and unity among all citizens, regardless of faith or ethnicity, for the development and growth of the state.
While expressing condolences to the affected communities and families of the deceased, the Governor assured them of the government’s commitment to addressing the issues.
He prayed for comfort for the grieving people of Heipang and Mangu, saying, ”I want to urge the citizenry to make use of the security and information centre activated by the state government to communicate security information for prompt intervention”.