Suspected killers of a traditional ruler in Foron district of Barkin Ladi Local government area, a Department of State Security (DSS) operative in Shendam, and five persons in Vwang District of Jos South Local Government among others have been arrested, Plateau Governor Simon Lalong confirmed on Thursday.
He assured the perpetrators and their sponsors would soon be brought before the law.
The Governor said his administration will not fail to protect lives and properties.
“We have drawn the battle line with criminals and together with security agencies remain steadfast in securing our state,” he reiterated.
Lalong said a peacebuilding agency has been established to engage with long-standing issues of conflicts while also acting proactively to de-escalate tensions through facilitation of systematic dialogue between conflict parties or communities.
Lalong said Nigeria has made great achievements having weathered the storm to forge a common destiny.
Lalong called on Nigerians not to despair but “deploy our human and material resources for the common good of Nigeria.”