Officials draw "battle line" with village raiders in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong releases dove to symbolize peace

Central Nigeria: Officials in Plateau State say they are aware of security threats in the state caused by "merchants of evil".

But as a government, "we have vowed that we will never budge in our duty towards protecting the lives and properties of our people,' said Governor Simon Lalong, Thursday.

"No amount of blackmail and desperation will deter us from this task. We have drawn the battle line with criminals and together with security agencies remain steadfast in securing our State," the Governor said 

According to him, arrests have already been made over the recent killing of a Traditional Ruler in Foron District, Barkin Ladi LGA; the Killing of a DSS operative in Shendam; as well as the killing of five people in Vwang District of Jos South Local Government Area.

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