From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos
The Plateau State Government has condemned in very strong terms the attack on the convoy of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, by some hoodlums shortly after leaving an IDP camp at Anguldi, Jos South Local Government Area of the State.
The condemnation was made known in a statement signed by the state commissioner Information, Yakubu Dati.
He said, “ hoodlums, acting on the script of their sponsors, laid ambush on the highway and attacked the governor ‘s convoy with stones, rods and other unidentified objects, damaging vehicles in the convoy including those belonging to the press corp, security and relief agencies.
The attack is coming on the heels of a similar invasion on the Plateau State Government House about two weeks ago, where Government properties, vehicles of Civil Servants and visitors to the Government House running into millions of naira were destroyed.
“The Government finds it regrettable that while its efforts at restoring peace is yielding results, certain unpatriotic elements are bent on returning our State to the sad era of bloodletting by instigating religious and ethnic hatred, for cheap political gains,” Datti said.
“The Government views these attacks as an affront on the authority of the State and will therefore take appropriate measures to checkmate merchants of division and death.
“The Governor wishes to assure citizens that Government will not relent in ensuring that the safety of citizens is guaranteed and the relative peace sustained”, the commissioner said.