Many people including women and children have been reportedly killed after gunmen attacked Kubat village in Mangu local government of Plateau state.
Governor Simon Lalong who confirmed the incident, described it as a sad development, directing security forces to pursue the attackers and ensure they were arrested.
In a statement by Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon, the governor had equally directed the State Emergency Management Agency and the Peace Building Agency to visit the area and ascertain the humanitarian need so as to bring succour to those affected while the thorough investigation was being carried out.
“The government will stop at nothing to ensure that those behind this scheme are dealt with mercilessly.
“This is an act that can neither be tolerated nor excused no matter the motivation,’’ Lalong added.
The governor ordered the State Emergency Management Agency and the State Peace Building Agency to visit the area and ascertain the humanitarian needs of the victims.
He said the assessment would enable the government to offer relief services to the victims.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, is yet to respond to the inquiry by our correspondent on the casualty figures as of the time of filing this report.