Two Die In Plateau Communal Clash

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, on Friday confirmed the death of two people who lost their lives in a communal clash between Hausa and Igbo in the state.

Lalong disclosed this during the meeting with community and religious leaders in the state.

He also said several others were injured and hospitalized.

He therefore called on all community and religious leaders to ensure peaceful coexistence in their respective places of authority.

While urging citizens to remain calm, Mr. Lalong assured that his government would ensure the protection of lives and property of residents of the state, irrespective of religion, ethnic and economic status.

“Community leaders must ensure peace in their domains, I as a governor, I cannot be everywhere, you must ensure that peace reigns. Let us talk to our youth to avoid taking laws into their hands.”

“Government will handle the situation effectively, nobody is above the law.

“Our security operatives are up and doing. Anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law, that is why we imposed curfew.

“We will ensure maximum security measures in all parts of the state to ensure that no citizen is harmed. As I speak with you, similar meetings are ongoing in all our local government councils.”

Following violence between Hausa and Igbos in Jos, on Thursday, the governor had declared a dusk to dawn curfew in the state.

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