Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has warned troublemakers, saying culprits in the Ancha Bassa Local Government attacks will be punished, to act as a deterrent to others.
He spoke yesterday at the Government House, Jos while addressing Fulani communities under the aegis of Miyetti Allah and Irigwe people of Bassa Council.
Lalong urged the people to shun violence.
He said: “I advise citizens to live peacefully with one another.”
The governor, who prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died, enjoined the indigenes to embrace peace.
He urged security operatives to be on the alert.
The Director-General, Peace Building Agency, Mr. Joseph Lengmang, condemned the incident, describing it as a setback.
He said the meeting created an avenue for an honest interactive session, to find a solution to the Bassa skirmish.
The Fulani spokesman, Muhammad Nura Abdullahi, who is the state chairman of Miyetti Allah and Sunday Abdul, president, Irigwe Development Association, decried the attack. They agreed to prevent a recurrence.
The men hailed the government for its efforts to solve the crisis.
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