The Oasis Reporters
July 10, 2018
By Moses Gbande
Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau State has assured that the relevant laws to try perpetrators of the recent attacks on the Plateau will soon be signed into law.
Gov Lalong in a statement issued on Tuesday by Yakubu Dati, the state commissioner of Information reveals that the governor stated this while receiving the former Head of State and National Chairman of Nigeria Prays, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) who visited the Governor.
Gov Lalong said “we’ve reviewed inadequate laws to prosecute offenders in Jos”.
He commended the former Head of State for standing by the State as a father promising all efforts are being made to restore the State to it’s place of glory.
“We will ensure the enthronement of sustainable peace on the Plateau.” He added.
Gen Yakubu Gowon who was in Jos to commiserate and sympathize with the people over this heinous crime decried the past practice where suspects arrested were taken to Abuja and eventually released.
He added that “People arrested should be investigated and prosecuted in Jos where the crime was committed”
He condemned social media reports blaming President Buhari as unfortunate stating that “the Buhari I know will not be involved, certainly no leader will encourage his people to be killed.”
Gen Yakubu Gowon was also received by Prof Sonni Tyodden, Deputy Governor, members of the State Executive Council including the SGS, Chief Rufus Bature and John Dafaan, the Chief of Staff.