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Plateau Killing: Akeredolu cautions against reprisal attack

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Akeredolu cautions against repraisal attack after PLateau killings



Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has cautioned residents of the state against a reprisal attack following the killing of some indigenes in Plateau State on Saturday.

WuzupNigeria reported that at least 25 persons were killed during an attack in the outskirts of Jos, Plateau capital after attending an event to celebrate the Islamic New Year.

According to The PUNCH, it is believed that some indigenes of Ondo State indigenes were among those travellers attacked and killed in the incident.

However in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Richard Olatunde, on Saturday evening, the governor said from the report he received from the Plateau State Governor, the incident was a case of mistaken identity.

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While calling for calm among the people of the state, Akeredolu appealed that nobody should take the law into their hands, urging the people to refrain from any hasty colouration of the unfortunate incident.

He said, “I have spoken with my brother Governor in Plateau, and he has assured me that the situation is under control. I want to plead with our people to remain calm. From the report I gathered, it is clear some were killed while many others who are injured have been taken to the hospital for medical attention.

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“Let me again make it clear that I was informed by my colleague that it was indeed, a case of mistaken identity. I want to assure our people living in Plateau that they are not targets of any religion or ethnic crisis. While assuring that justice will be served, I want to plead again that we do not take law into our hands. Let us remain calm.

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“I also want to commiserate with the family of all those who have lost their lives in this unfortunate incident. We mourn the departed and feel the pains of their loved ones.”

Governor Akeredolu assured all indigenes of Ondo State living outside the state of his commitment to their safety.

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