Plateau State Governor has again expressed deep sadness over the distressing video allegedly released by the Islamic State West Africa Province showing the purported execution of a student hostage from Plateau State, Mr. Ropvil Daciya Dalep.
The Governor expressed outrage over the alleged murder of Daciya, 22, a student of Biology Education in University of Maiduguri who was said to have been abducted on Thursday January 9, 2020 near the Borno State capital.
Governor Lalong in message reacting to the distressing video of Mr. Daciya’s alleged execution, described the heinous act as one that is aimed at provoking sentiments and leading to perceived hatred for people based on religion and origin.
Lalong said the narrative of the terrorists must never be allowed to fester and cause disharmony among Nigerians as the doctrine of the infamous group is not only misplaced but clearly a merchandise of evil.
Governor Lalong commiserated with the family of Daciya and assured them of the support of the State Government in this time of great distress.
He said the notion being conveyed by the terrorists that Christians and citizens of Plateau State are being targeted is most unfortunate and must be condemned as it is another ploy by the group to legitimise their evil enterprise.
He said the State Government will continue to work with security agencies and the Federal Government to ensure that those still under captivity are released while those behind this mayhem are brought to judgement.