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How poor phone network aided killing of Plateau traditional ruler; LG Chairman, Commissioner lament killing

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The Chairman of Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO), Foron, Mr. Sale Dagalang, has said that unknown gunmen killed Da Bulus Chuwang Janka, District Head of Foron in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area, near his home where he withdrew to answer a call due to poor network reception.

According to him, the sad incident took place at about 8.00 p.m. in Razat village. He said Late Janka got a phone call but due to poor network reception, “had to move outside his residence for better network, which turned out to be his undoing.

“This is because while answering that call, the bandits, who were hiding in a nearby maize farm, swooped on him and shot him at close range before bolting away”.

Recall that Governor Simon Lalong has vowed that the killers would be traced and brought to book.

Meanwhile, the gruesome murder has been condemned by the Chairman of Barkin Ladi local government council, Da Alamba Jock Danladi.

Alamba, commiserating with the immediate family of the deceased monarch and the Foron community at large,
noted with dismay the killing of the royal father.

In a statement by Ms. Jacqueline Dakat, the
Information Officer, Barkin Ladi Local .Government.Council, the Chairman said the killing, coming after all efforts towards total restoration of peace is a ploy to plunge back the area into its ignominious past of violence.

The Chairman appealed to the people to eschew violence, though the death of Da Chuwang is painful. He prayed for fortitude for the family and people to bear the loss

Alamba said he felt especially pained by the killing of Da Janka, a critical stakeholder in peace building in Foron District, Barkin Ladi, and Plateau State at large. He added that the invaluable role played by the royal father would be greatly missed.

Alamba further noted that he would not be distracted by the unfortunate incident coming barely after his assumption of office as Chairman of Barkin Ladi, and when strategies for an ending peace in the area were being fashioned. He pledged to bring to an end the threat to peace and security.

The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Musa Gyang, a native of Foron, decried the killing of the ruler whom he described as committed to the attainment of peace.

He however, called on the State Government and the security agencies, especially the District Divisional Police Officer of Barkin Ladi, to create Police outposts in strategic locations to curtail future occurrences.

He commended the security agents for their timely and rapid response to the incident which has restored hope to the members of the community.

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