Following the killing of over 22 travelers in Jos last week, the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has visited and commiserated with Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, over the dastardly act.
Leader of the team, Atiku Bagudu , described the incident as sad and tragic.
Also part of the team were Mai Mala Buni , Muhammadu Baduru, his Yobe and Jigawa state counterparts respectively, on a condolence visit to Lalong on Monday and Dimeji Bankole, the former speaker of the house of representatives.
He appealed to the residents to eschew reprisals, saying peace is critical for the sustenance of progress in any society.
“We are here to commiserate with you, to offer you encouragement and to pray for all those innocent souls who lost their lives and their families and to encourage you to be steadfast in your search for peace,” Bagudu said.
He said irrespective of people’s status, the rule of law must be respected in order to have a peaceful society.
On his part, Lalong said his government would see to it that all the culprits are apprehended and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the deployment of more security personnel and surveillance helicopters in the state.
“We pray not to see this again in Plateau and in other parts of the country, ” Lalong said.