Kuru killings: Gov Lalong issues directives to police, others


Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has directed the state police command and other security agencies to swiftly investigate and arrest the perpetrators of the murder of 12 people in Sabon Layi Kuru, in Jos South Local Government Area on Sunday night.

Lalong made the call when he visited some communities attacked by gunmen in the local government on Monday.

The governor’s call was contained in a statement issued by Makut Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Government House, and titled ‘Kuru killings: Lalong warns against attacks on innocent citizens, begs communities to increase surveillance’.

The statement read in part, “Governor Lalong, who expressed disgust over the murderous incident which occurred on Sunday night in Sabon Layi Kuru, in Jos South Local Government Area and left twelve people dead and five critically injured, said these unprovoked and isolated attacks on soft targets must be stopped at all cost, as the government will never allow few criminal elements to create fear in the hearts of the citizens.

“He said irrespective of the motives behind the killings, the government is treating it as a purely criminal activity and has directed security agencies to swiftly investigate, pursue, and arrest the perpetrators who must face justice.”

Saga Gist had earlier reported that the attackers struck around 9pm and started shooting sporadically.

It was also gathered that five others were also injured in the attack.

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