The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has assured that the continued violent attacks in parts of the State by suspected herdsmen will be stopped.

According to him, his government is not resting on its oars to find an end to this "madness" and bring the "hoodlums" responsible to justice.

Lalong wrote on his Facebook fan page on Thursday that the latest attacks in Abonong and Zayit villages of Foron district in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area were heartbreaking.

"It breaks my heart that just as we are exploring all available avenues to strengthen the peace process already embarked on in our dear State, enemies of peace and progress have struck again," the post reads.

Condoling with the victims of the "callousness of agents of destruction", Lalong said, "These nights and dark days will not last forever with God on our side."

An earlier statement by his Commissioner of Information, Yakubu Dati said the Plateau state government was intensifying collaboration with security agencies to bring to an end attacks on communities by "criminal elements who are bent on taking the state back to the dark days."

The statement said said Governor Lalong had directed security agencies to leave no stone on unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to justice.

Mr. Dati in the statement recalled various peace initiatives being put in place by Governor Lalong to ensure lasting peace in the state, the latest being the just ended Northern Region Christian Association of Nigeria summit in Jos assuring that arrested "criminals" linked to all attacks will be tried in the state.

Dati conveyed the condolences of Governor Lalong to all those who lost their loved ones and property including the Church of Christ in Nations which lost a priest and his family in the attack.

"The Governor appreciates COCIN for providing sanctuary for some IDPs as well as other organizations for their role in bringing succour to victims of conflict," the statement said.