By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has condemned the increasing wave of armed banditry in the North West region.
Governor Lalong in a strong worded statement signed by Solomon Gujor and made available to newsmen in Jos, expressed shock over the killing of innocent 37 citizens of Sokoto State by armed bandits in Goronyo Local Government Area of the state.
Lalong who commisirated with his Sokoto State counterpart, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and the people of his state over this ugly development, said what is happening in the states of North- west region in the area of insecurity has become a source of concern to the rest of the government and people of Northern region in general.
He expressed his determination and his other Northern counterparts in conjunction with the Federal government to bring to an end this senseless blood letting.
Lalong described the perpetrators of the evil acts in the North as enemies of God and of humanity whose evil desires have beclouded their sense of reasoning.
Governor Lalong urged people of good will to come together to defeat the plots of these few bad elements bent on tarnishing the good image of the North.
He furher called on his Sokoto counterpart Governor ,Aminu Tambuwal to sustain the security measures put in place to bring to an end the attacks and killings in Sokoto state.