The recent attacks on communities in his state by suspected herdsmen, according to Governor Simon Lalong, are regrettable.
Despite the government’s efforts to address the problem, the governor lamented the state’s growing insecurity, noting that attacks on communities have continued unabated.
This was stated by Lalong during the launch of four books published by COCIN President, Rev. Dacholom Datiri, at the church headquarters in Jos yesterday.
He was responding to recent attacks by herdsmen on communities in the state’s Bassa and Riyom LGAs.
“The recent attacks in Bassa and Riyom LGAs were regrettable, coming so soon after the state government spent a large sum of money to purchase and distribute 50 patrol vehicles and 200 motorcycles to security agencies,” Lalong said.
“Now is the time for everyone to act as a first line of defense by gathering intelligence, passing it on to security agencies, and taking all necessary precautions to avoid vulnerability.”