Fresh Fighting Ongoing in Plateau Community as Gov. Lalong Sacks Bokkos LG Chairman

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed, Wednesday morning, fresh attack currently going on in Dong, a local settlement in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Gunmen were said to have invaded the community early Wednesday and already two houses and a number of cars burnt.
A resident of the community said: “As we speak, I can still hear sounds of gun shots from my house, we have been calling phone numbers of security personnel to no avail”
The police said that a detachment of police had been sent to the area.
“We have mobilised the entire Rantiya division to the area, we hope that normalcy will be returned soon. People should not panic,” Terna Tyopey, police spokesperson said.
Most people have evacuated their families from the area.
Governor Simon Lalong on Tuesday evening, through the Commissioner for Information, Yakubu Dati, expressed worries over renewed attacks in the state and directed security personnel to arrest perpetrators.
Meanwhile, the Governor sacked Simon Angyol, the Management Committee Chairman of Bokkos Local Government Area of the state over incessant killings in the locality.
Lalong made this in communication forwarded to the State’s House of Assembly and was read at Tuesday’s plenary by its Speaker, Peter Azi.
Angyol was among 16 others, appointed in July 2017 to manage the affairs of the 17 local governments areas.
“Following certain unpleasant development in the management of Bokkos local government council, I wish to seek approval for the removal of Mr Simon Angyol as Management Committee Chairman of the Council.
“I also wish to seek your approval to appoint Tamai Simon as the new Management Committee Chairman of the Council,” he stated.
Members of House, in a voice vote, approved the removal of Angyol and the subsequent appointment of Simon.

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