Lalong talks tough as gunmen kill eight miners

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At least persons were said to have been killed by gunmen in the Kuru community of Plateau state

It was gathered that the victims were miners doing their jobs behind  Government Science School in the Kuru community

The gunmen attacked them two days ago around 8 pm.

Reacting to the incident yesterday, Governor Simon Lalong,  condemned the attack which had created tension in the community

The governor described the attack as another desperate attempt by criminals to destabilise the state and create fear among the people.

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He said the government would not condone such attacks on innocent citizens, and directed security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act.

While commiserating with the families of those who were killed and those who sustained injuries, Lalong urged security agencies to resolve such attacks as excuses of “gunmen” would no longer be tolerated.

Lalong also advised the citizens to assist law enforcement agencies with useful intelligence and leverage on) structures such as the traditional institutions, community police constabulary, vigilante groups and other associations.

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