Bokkos : Plateau gov. describes attack as  barbaric, calls for calm, enhanced security measures

Bokkos : Plateau gov. describes attack as  barbaric, calls for calm, enhanced security measures

April 19, 2024

Following the tragic attack on Chikam, a community neighbouring Plateau State University Bokkos, which resulted in the loss of a 200 Level Computer Science student, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has appealed for calm as security agencies are working to restore normalcy.

This is contained in a statement by Gyang Bere, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Plateau State Governor on Friday.

According to him, while condemning the attack as barbaric, Governor Mutfwang reassured citizens, particularly students, of the government’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding their lives and property.

The Governor urged them to remain composed in the face of the tragedy, as government is determined to apprehend and prosecute those responsible for the heinous acts.

Governor Mutfwang stressed the importance of collaboration among the university management, students, community leaders, and security agencies for enhanced security and the safety of everyone in the area.

He commended the swift response of security agencies to violent incident, and encouraged them to remain steadfast in fulfilling their constitutional duty to protect innocent citizens.

He stressed the need for community vigilance and cooperation to combat criminal activities and bring perpetrators and their accomplices to justice.

The Governor extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased student and all those affected by the incident, praying for the swift recovery of the injured. He reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to fostering peace and security across the state.