Plateau Governor-elect, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang has received with rude shock the bloody attack on Fungzai and Kubwat villages in the Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area.
Among those killed in the Tuesday attack were several persons including women and children.
Mutfwang, in a message of comfort, condemned in totality the attack which also left several persons injured and houses with valuables worth millions of naira destroyed.
He appealed to security agencies to raise up to their constitutional responsibility of protecting and securing citizens, particularly rural dwellers.
The Governor-elect, who is heartbroken over the renewed attacks, urged security agencies to collaborate within the ambit of the law and apprehend the perpetrators to face the full wrath of the law.
He admonished communities to strengthen community relations and activate internal security mechanisms such as the vigilante groups and hunters associations, to protect and secure citizens.
Mutfwang also appealed to peace-loving and patriotic citizens of Plateau and the environs to be committed to peaceful co-existence, and unite for maximum protection and safety of citizens.
He commiserated with the people of Fungzai village, particularly the bereaved families, and prayed for the quick recovery of those who were injured as a result of the unfortunate attack.
The Governor-elect appealed for calm among citizens and reassured Plateau residents of his total commitment to a peaceful and united state.