Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has, again, condemned the bloodletting in his domain after the reported death of 21 persons early Thursday by unknown gunmen.
Mutfwang, as always, called on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book, in a statement issued in Jos by his spokesman, Mr Gyang Bere.
Reports said the 21 persons were killed in Baton and Rayogot, Heipang District, Barkin Ladi Local Government of Plateau.
Mr. Rwang Tengwong, the National Publicity Secretary of Berom Youth Movement (BYM), a socio-cultural group, said that the attack on the communities occurred at 1: 26 a.m. on Thursday, and left seven other persons with various degrees of injuries.
Tengwong, condemned the unprovoked attacks in some parts of the state and like the governor, called on goverment and security agencies to rise to the challenge and end arbitrary killings in the state.
”21 persons have been killed in an attack in two different villages in Heipang District of Barkin Ladi.
”The attackers, who came around 1:26 a.m. killed 17 Persons at Batin of Heipang town while four others were killed at Rayogot.
”Seven other persons sustained various degrees of injuries,”he said
The spokesperson, however, called on residents of the communities to remain calm and be law abiding.