By Israel Adamu,Jos
Gunmen on Tuesday invaded Kubat community in Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State killing several persons .
Sources from the community said that several persons were killed when the gunmen stormed the community at about the early hours of the morning and opened fire on the people causing pandemonium.
He added that several other persons sustained various degrees of injuries .
Confirming the sad incident ,Governor Simon Lalong said he woke up Tuesday 16th May 2023 to distressing news of an overnight attack on Kubat Village in Mangu Local Government where some persons including women and children were reportedly killed.
Governor Lalong in a statement signed by Macham Makut his director of press and public affairs said , disturbed about the sad development has immediately directed security forces to pursue the attackers and ensure they are arrested.
Lalong described the attack as yet another attempt by crises merchants and criminals to return the State to the dark days of pain and agony, vowing that the Government will stop at nothing to ensure that those behind this scheme are dealt with mercilessly.
While condemning the act, the Governor commiserates with the victims and assures that the murderers will not be allowed to go unpunished as this is an act that can neither be tolerated or excused no matter the motivation.
The Governor has 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 the affected while thorough investigation is being carried out.