Plateau attacks: Dimka urges security agencies to apprehend perpetrators



Sen. Hezekiah Dimka (APC, Plateau Central) has urged security agencies to go after the perpetrators of Nchiya community attacks and apprehend to forestall future occurrence.

It would be recalled that some bandits on Monday, attacked Nchiya community on Mangu-Bwai road in Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau in which a police officer and a local were killed.

Dimka in a statement issued on Wednesday in Jos, advised the people to be on alert and cooperate with security agencies as they investigate the sad incident.

“I received the sad report from Mangu, of a gun duel between some bandits and on Monday at Nchiya on Mangu- Bwai road.

“Coming just a few weeks after the unfortunate loss of through attacks in Bassa, Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Jos North and Jos South LGAs, the attack in Mangu leaves much to be desired, sadly as were lost.

“Six of the bandits were reported to have been killed.

“I have been told that an Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team commander based in Mangu and a local were also killed.

“Already, glowing tribute has been said about the police personnel and his role in stemming the tide of criminality in the area, his death, therefore, is our loss and it is regretted,” he said.

Dimka, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, appealed to the people of the area to be patient as the security agencies had already commenced investigations and would come out with positive result.

The senator condoled with the families and love ones of those who were killed in the attack and prayed God to forgive their shortcomings and grant eternal rest. (NAN)