PGF commiserates with Gov Lalong over Plateau killings, donates N30m



Members of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) on Monday visited Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State at the Government House Rayfield Jos, to commiserate with the Government and people of Plateau State over the recent attacks in the State which led to the destruction of lives and properties.

The APC governors who were led by their Chairman, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, expressed their sadness over the recent  attacks in the State that claimed scores of lives and the destruction of properties.

A Government House statement on Monday in Jos issued by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press  and Public Affairs to the Plateau State Governor. said Gov Bagudu described the recent attacks in Bassa and Riyom LGAs, as well as the killing of some travelers in Jos as totally unacceptable and highly comdemnable.

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The PGF chairman said the criminal actions were clearly aimed at rubishing the efforts and achievements of Governor Lalong in restoring peace in the State.

He commended the people of Plateau State and other Nigerians of goodwill who rose up to speak against the ugly development of attacking innocent travelers and also stopping narratives that could have led to a serious breakdown of law and order using religious passions that were attached to the incident.

The governors sympathised with the victims of the attacks and also announced a donation of 30 million naira from the APC Governors towards alleviating the suffering of the victims.

Responding, Governor Lalong appreciated the Progressives Governors for the visit, which he described as a huge source of encouragement during the trying moment of the State.

He told the delegation that the situation was calm and was still being monitored adding that he went round earlier on Monday to see those injured in various hospitals and also to monitor the compliance to the curfew which was imposed to curtail the crisis from escalating.

Gov Lalong also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention through the reinforcement of police and other security agencies to tackle the incident which he said was threatening to bring back the dark days that had gradually faded .

He assured his colleagues that the State would soon put the ugly incident behind it adding that the criminals were being fished out for prosecution.

He also said wide consultations werebeing carried out to calm nerves and ensure that there is no repeat of such attacks.

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