APC tasks security agencies on Plateau killings, offers condolences

By Valentine Amanze

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commiserated with the government and people of Plateau State over Saturday’s gruesome killings in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of the state.

The party, through its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, condemned the massacre. It pointed out that nothing could justify such descent to barbarism, bestiality and cruelty to a fellow man as witnessed with the gruesome killings. Besides, the party advised religious and community leaders to demonstrate true leadership even in the face of the challenge by appealing to those affected not to take the laws into their hands and avoid utterances and actions that could provoke reprisal.

“While we grieve over the dead and commiserate with families and friends who have lost loved ones, 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,” it stated.

The ruling party however called on security agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators and in stemming the occurrence of such violence in all parts of the country.

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