Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has condemned killings in Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas in Plateau State and commiserated with victims of attacks, calling for urgent action to end the spate of killings in different parts of the country.
The governor, who said it was regrettable that such wanton attack could be meted on fellow countrymen, stressed in a statement, yesterday, the imperative for peaceful co-existence and tolerance in curbing conflict among different groups.
“It is with a heavy heart that I received the news of the death of about 86 persons in a conflict that erupted in Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State.
“I reiterate without equivocation that these deaths are not only needless, they must be put to a stop and those behind them should be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
He said the government and people of Edo State join in mourning the loss of lives on the Plateau, and assured that they are not alone in their moment of grief.