Lalong warned those bent on fomenting trouble in Plateau to desist as government would not allow any form of lawlessness to disrupt the peace of the state.
The governor said that security agencies have been drafted to restore calm in the area and also directed to identify and arrest the perpetrators.
He commended security agencies for their swift response, leading to the arrest of some suspects and the restoration of calm to the area.
He assured all law-abiding citizens of their safety as security had been beefed up around the area as well as the entire metropolis to forestall further breach of the peace.
Lalong commiserated with the families of those affected while calling for calm.
He urged residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious persons and behaviour within their domains to law enforcement agencies for appropriate action.
The governor also directed the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Abok-Atu, to visit the areas to assess the situation and ensure that those injured received adequate medical attention.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Police Command in the state, ASP Ubah Ogaba, also confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Ogaba said that security personnel have restored calm in the area, adding that residents are already going about their lawful businesses.
He, however, said that details of the skirmishes would be made available later.
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