LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- No fewer than 29 people have died after an overnight attack by gunmen in Kubat village of the Mangu council area, Plateau state.
The Governor of the state, Simon Lalong, commiserated with victims of the attack, which took place in the late hours of 15 May.
Makut Macham, Spokesperson to the Governor, gave the statement on his behalf earlier today in Jos.
He expressed sadness that the attack claimed the lives of some persons, including women and children.
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The Governor directed security forces to pursue the attackers and prosecute them.
He described the attack as another attempt by crisis merchants and criminals to return Plateau to the dark days of pain and agony.
‘’The government will stop at nothing to ensure that those behind this scheme are dealt with mercilessly. ’This is an act that can neither be tolerated nor excused no matter the motivation,’’ he said.
Mr Lalong called on the State Emergency Management Agency and the State Peace Building Agency to visit the area and ascertain the humanitarian needs of the victims.
He added that the assessment would enable the government to offer relief services to the victims.