Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has ordered that anyone who “rushes to bail suspects” linked to attacks in the state will be arrested.
The Governor stated this on Tuesday at an emergency meeting on peace and security with stakeholders in Jos.
Expressing concern over the recent attack that led to the death of 22 people on Saturday, Lalong stated that serious action would be taken against persons found culpable, while victims will receive compensation.
“The rush to bail suspects of unrest when arrested for investigation frustrates efforts to find lasting solution to insecurity in Plateau. Henceforth, people rushing to bail suspects will also be arrested,” he said.
“If you find them, please arrest them. If people rush to bail them, arrest them.”
He stated that such action would deter people fond of bailing suspects of unrest, alleging that some persons could be sponsors or accomplices to such crimes.