- Security operatives seem to have made some progress investigating the killing of a traditional ruler and an operative of the DSS in Plateau state
- Governor Simon Lalong told community stakeholders that some suspects have been arrested over the killings
- Lalong said his administration will not allow criminals to disturb the peace of the state
Security operatives have arrested the suspects behind the killings of a traditional ruler and an operative of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Plateau state.
The Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong confirmed the arrest of the suspects during a discussion with community stakeholders on Thursday, October 1, The Nation reported.
Lalong assured the people of Plateau state that the suspects responsible for the killings would face justice.
He said the protection of lives and properties remained one of the top priorities of his administration.
The governor said:
“No amount of blackmail and desperation will deter us from this task as such we would not fold our arms and allow some unscrupulous elements to truncate the peace in the Plateau.”
Lalong insisted that his administration was more than ready to battle criminals in the state.
The governor urged security agencies to remain steadfast in securing Plateau state.
The deceased, who is said to be a lawyer was reportedly killed when the SSS carried out a raid on a hideout in Shendam local government area of the state on Wednesday, September 23.
Another killing also occurred when Bulus Janka a traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state was assassinated by unknown gunmen.
The traditional ruler was reportedly killed on Monday night, September 21, at his residence in the Rasat, Foron district of Bark in Plateau, Premium Times reported.
Istifanus Gyang, a senator representing Plateau state described the killing as inhuman, barbaric, and devilish.
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