The Governor-elect of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, has expressed shock over the bloody attack by gunmen on Fungzai and Kubwat villages in the Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area which left at least 29 persons dead.
The governor-elect, in a statement on Tuesday, condemned the attack which also left several persons injured and houses with valuables worth millions of naira destroyed.
The PUNCH reports on Tuesday that 29 persons were killed in the attack.
The statement signed by his media aide, Gyang Bere, appealed to security agencies to rise up to their constitutional responsibility of protecting and securing citizens, particularly the rural dwellers.
“The governor-elect, who is heartbroken over the renewed attacks, urged security agencies to collaborate within the ambit of the law and apprehend the perpetrators to face the full wrath of the law.
“He admonished communities to strengthen community relations and activate internal security mechanisms such as the vigilante groups and hunters associations, to protect and secure citizens.
“He commiserated with the people of Fungzai village, particularly the bereaved families, and prayed for quick recovery of those who were injured as a result of the unfortunate attack.”
He also appealed to peace-loving and patriotic citizens of the state and the environs to be committed to peaceful co-existence, and unite for maximum protection and safety of citizens.
“The governor-elect appealed for calm among citizens and reassured Plateau residents of his total commitment to a peaceful and united state,” the statement added.