Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State had condemned the fresh killing of 13 people, including two women at Kwatas village in the Bokkos Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Dr. Makut Macham, the governor stressed that the state would no longer tolerate the wanton loss of lives.
The statement read: “My heart again bleeds by this tragedy as lives of innocent citizens are cut short for no reason.
“Security agencies must go after those who are behind these attacks and their sponsors so they can face the law and be taught a lesson.
“The attack as yet another attempt by criminals who do not mean well for the State to take it back to the dark days of insecurity that it has substantially overcome.
“We do not need another circle of bloodshed in Plateau State as all well-meaning citizens have committed to peaceful coexistence and tolerance.
“My administration will not allow anyone, no matter how highly placed to jeopardize this peace.”
The governor again restated his determination to work with the Federal Government and relevant stakeholders in strengthening community policing architecture in the state.
Mr Lalong, therefore, called for calm, saying that the government and security agencies will ensure that justice is done to those affected.
While commiserating with victims and families of those killed, the governor directed the security agencies to go after the perpetrators of this heinous crime and ensure their arrest and prosecution, stressing that the state would no longer tolerate the wanton loss of lives.