Plateau government condemns new attack killing 16 people

Don't let political and religious differences divide you – from Mutfan to the people of Plateau

Governor Caleb Muthofan of Plateau State on Friday called on the people of the state not to be divided by ethnic, political or religious differences.

He also emphasized that our strength as a nation lies in our unity.

Mr Muthofan spoke during the presentation of office staff to the newly appointed Mr Ngoron Gas at the Panxin township stadium of the Panxing local council in the state.

“I appeal to all the people of Plateau not to allow ethnic, political and religious differences to divide us.

“As I have often said, our strength lies in our unity, and no force, no matter how formidable, cannot be overcome by a united people,'' he said.

Prior to this, the Governor said, “It is my honor to greet you all on this much-awaited occasion of the coronation and presentation of civil servants on the first-class status to the new Mr. Ngorong Gas, His Highness Nde Zika Golit. .

“This opportunity is unique to my administration as we all know that this traditional institution is essential to the preservation of our cultural heritage and the promotion of coexistence as peoples who share a common identity.” and is extremely valuable.

“We are committed to the continued preservation of norms, traditions and practices that serve the greater good of our people.

“Nearly 10 years ago, God our Creator divinely called the late Ngoron Gasu, aka Nde Joshua Dimron of blessed memory, home to join his ancestors in eternal glory. You all know that.

“This loss created a vacuum and by the special grace of God a successor emerged to take over from where he left off in a peaceful process.

“Today, by the grace of God, he will be crowned and given the office to carry on the good deeds of his predecessor.

“Therefore, I would like to congratulate Mr. Ngoron Gas, Mr. Nde Zika Golit on his ascension to the throne of his ancestors. His election by the kingmakers, who persevere in a peaceful and grudge-free atmosphere, It is worth emulating by other ethnic groups within the country.

“Let me say at this point that it is very convenient to hold this remarkable occasion at this critical time in our collective existence.

“As you are aware, a week of mourning has been declared in Bokkos, Mangu and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas in honor of our loved ones who were tragically killed in the brutal Christmas Eve attack and in the days that followed. I did.

“Therefore, the event will be low-key and in observance of the week of mourning, the usual processions and pompous celebrations will not take place. May their souls rest in peace and may the Lord pray to all of us, especially those affected directly. May you comfort those who have suffered.”


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