Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed his sadness over the killing of UNIMAID student, Dalep Dachiya by the Islamic State West Africa Province in Borno State.
Recall that the 22-year-old Plateau State indigene was executed a few days ago, following his abduction by the insurgents on his way back to the university.
He was a 200-level student of Biology Education in the university.
Mr Lalong conveyed his feeling in a statement issued by his director of press and public affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, on Wednesday.
According to him, Mr. Daciya’s alleged execution is a heinous act aimed at provoking sentiments leading to perceived hatred for people based on religion and origin.
Mr. Lalong appealed to Nigerians to ignore narrative of the terrorists and never allow it fester and cause disharmony among them, adding that the doctrine of the infamous group is not only misplaced, but clearly a merchandise of evil.
While commiserating with the family of the deceased student, Mr Lalong assured them of the support of the State Government during their distress.
He said: “The notion being conveyed by the terrorists that Christians and citizens of Plateau State are being targeted is most unfortunate.
“It must be condemned as it is another ploy by the group to legitimise their evil enterprise.”
The governor assured that the government would continue to work with security agencies to ensure that those still in captivity are released while those behind this mayhem are brought to justice.