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APC demands arrest, prosecution of those responsible for Plateau killings

APC demands arrest, prosecution of those responsible for Plateau killings

- The All Progressives Congress has appealed to the families of those that were killed on Saturday, June 23, not to take the laws into their hands

- APC condemns the killings and mourns with those affected by the barbaric act

- The ruling party urges security agencies to bring those responsible for the killings to justice

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on security agencies to spare no efforts in ensuring the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the killings of innocent people in Plateau and other parts of the country.

In a statement signed by the party's national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, APC commiserated with the government and people of Plateau state over the killings in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of the state, on Saturday, June 23.

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"While we grieve over the dead and commiserate with families and friends who have lost loved ones, we appeal to religious and community leaders to demonstrate true leadership even in the face of this terrible challenge, by appealing to those affected not to take the laws into their hands and avoid utterances and actions that can provoke reprisal.

"We are confident that President Muhammadu Buhari’s prompt visit to Plateau state will help in providing some succour to the affected and reassuring everyone of Mr President's commitments to tackling the security situation in the country."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), through its president, Comrade Ayuba, described the recent killings in Plateau state as senseless and barbaric.

Ayuba said that such an ugly incident, if not curbed, will break the bond of brotherhood and unity in the country.

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