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PLATEAU: Tinubu orders security agencies to fish out masterminds of killings

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has ordered security forces to track down those responsible for the killings and mayhem in Plateau State.

This was revealed today by his spokesman, Dele Alake.

The President strongly denounced the most recent killings that took place among families in the Plateau’s Mangu Local Government Area and other areas of Benue State.

“It is most unfortunate that in this orgy of violence, an innocent eight-month-old baby in Farin Lamba community of Vwang District, Jos South Local Government, died in a conflict she knew nothing about,” the President said, according to a statement by Alake on Tuesday.

“A major consequence of perennial conflict is always the tragic loss of innocent lives.

“To build virile, peaceful and prosperous communities demand tolerance and forgiveness for every perceived wrongdoing.”

The President urged socio-religious leaders in the troubled areas as well as the leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, and Christian Association of Nigeria to work together to help foster genuine and long-lasting peace.

“While reaffirming his government’s strong determination to stamp out violent crimes and all forms of criminalities everywhere in Nigeria, the President has directed security agencies to fish out the masterminds of the dastardly acts to face the full wrath of law,” the statement added.

Additionally, he urged the emergency response agencies and the governments of the states of Plateau and Benue to support and aid those who have been displaced as a result of the violence.

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