NORTHERN Traditional Rulers’ Council, NTRC has commiserated with the Plateau State government and people of Bokkos local government area over the assassination of the Saf Ron Kulere, Lazarus Agai who was killed by unknown assailants last Monday. A statement signed by the Coordinator of North Central NTRC, the Emir of Wase, Dr. Muhammad Sambo Haruna stated that NTRC under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar had received the “gruesome murder” of one of its members with shock, describing the late traditional ruler as a man who dedicated his entire life to the peace, unity and progress of his people and Plateau State. The statement noted that; “the criminal act by yet to be identified assailants is a setback
for the peace being enjoyed in the state which witnessed years of ethnic conflicts that cost several lives, for which the northern traditional rulers council had joined hands with government to restore peace and reconcile the people.” It urged the citizens of the State not to allow the tragedy bring more calamity to the area and called on security agents to ensure the culprits are apprehended. In a related development, Governor Simon Lalong, has said his administration would continue to promote peaceful co-existence among citizens of the state. He also said the state celebrated one year of Peace with no record of violence before the unfortunate killing of the First class traditional ruler of Bokkos ,Saf Lazarus Agai, by unknown persons. The governor stated this when the General Superintendent
of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, William Kumuyi, paid him a visit at the Government house Little Rayfield recently. “We are still mourning the death of our Monarch, I had written to the state House of assembly demanding for some days off so that I would rest and had already travelled out, but I quickly had to cut short my trip when I heard of the unfortunate killing of our traditional ruler “. Kumuyi had arrived the state for a gospel crusade where he commended Gov Lalong for his efforts at restoring peace in the state. Lalong who described the death of His Royal Highness, Saf Ron Kulere, Lazarus Agai as unfortunate, vowed to bring to book the killers of the monarch, he also said his administration is determined to fish out enemies of peace in Plateau State. “We are indeed pained by the unfortunate wave of the killing
of the traditional ruler in Bokkos Local government Council and I want to assure all citizens that I remain resolute in my effort and determination to work together with all peace loving citizens of the State, to secure and sustain the peace on the Plateau. “When we assumed office last year, it was not easy because of the crisis. In the past, People were afraid of passing through Plateau, but now, they are doing so freely, this he said, was an indication that peace has returned to the state. Lalong also called on citizens of the state to sustain the peace, so that development would thrive not only in the state, but the country at large. He called on Pastor Kumuyi to pray for Plateau and the country. “We would continue to ensure that the Peace Plateau enjoyed before the unfortunate killing of our Monarch is sustained, he said.

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