Police Commissioner – 17 people were killed and 85 buildings burnt in the recent Plateau attacks
“I am shocked beyond words to comprehend what the people are going through from the consequences of the disaster that has hit some communities, says Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Edward Egbuka.
Egbuka disclosed this on Monday while briefing newsmen at the end of an emergency state security meeting held at the Government House, Jos.
“From reports, over 10 people were massacred, their homes and farmlands desecrated recklessly.
“On account of the tragedy in these areas, I can assure you that measures are being worked out in collaboration with the state to help the affected farmers and communities by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Plateau State Government and other spirited individuals,” he said.
“His Excellency (the governor) has read a riot act to us that we should move out and within two weeks bring to book all those that have perpetrated the attacks. This would be done ,” he added.
“These are attacks that should not be glossed over. It is time to get things sorted out by ensuring that the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to justice,” he said.
“Hardly have we recovered from the pains than we are again hit by one that is far more devastating.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner said that he had not taken his attention away from the floods ravaging Kanam Local Government Area.