The Oasis Reporters
June 29, 2018
By Moses Gbande, Jos
Governors of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Nigeria on Friday stormed Jos, the Plateau state capital on a solidarity and condolence visit to encourage Governor Simon Lalong against losing sight in pursuance of the APC Ideology on security of lives.
The Governors who were led by Rochas Okorocha of Imo state include Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, and their counterparts in Nassarawa, Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi with the Deputy Governors of Akwa Ibom (PDP), Edo, Oyo and Ondo were deeply touched by the unfolding circumstances that befell the state.
In his presentation on behalf of the Government of Nasarawa State, Gov. Tanko Al Makura made a donation of N10 million to aid victims of the attacks in some communities of Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Mangu and Jos south local government areas of Plateau State.
Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura who arrived the Little Rayfield Government House with traditional rulers from the state on a condolence visit to the government and people of Plateau State condemned the attacks as “reprehensible and unacceptable”.
“We know that the burden of this challenge is so overwhelming on you and the government of Plateau state, we as your neighbours would also come to your support and assistance no matter how little with the donation of N10 million,” he said.
The governor said “We are here as your brothers and sisters and as people that share identical antecedents with the people of Plateau state. We are aggrieved; we are overwhelmed and completely downcast with what has happened in the past few days. It is a pity that while you were doing all you could to ensure sustainability of peace and security which has been working since you came to office, this kind of misfortune happened.”
On his part, Governor Simon Bako Lalong thanked the government and people of Nassarawa State and noted that, “in every state, when you have good people you also have pockets of bad people which led to the killing of innocent lives. Whoever has done this and thinks he has escaped, he has not escaped before God, one day God will expose them.”
The governor also said those who think they are above the law will be made to face the law adding that, “I have told the people of Plateau state to be patient and cooperate with us. We will unveil those behind this crisis.”
Our Correspondent reports that last weekend, over 200 people mostly children and women were massacred by suspected Fulani herdsmen militia.