Ubandoma Joshua Laven , executive chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council of Plateau State, has raised the alarm over a “planned terrorist attack” on both Langtang North and Langtang South local government areas.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday in Jos, the state capital, on the threat to the Tarok nation, Laven said they gathered that those planning the attack came in through Wase local government area and Kadarko.
He explained that he had contacted security agencies and area commanders, who confirmed the impending threat on the Tarok nation.
He urged security agencies to be proactive and do everything possible to stop the planned attack.
The local government boss further tasked the security agencies to go into forests, mountains, hinterland or wherever the terrorists are camping and do the needful.
He said the Tarok people will volunteer to go along with security agencies whenever they intend to clampdown on the terrorists.
Laven stressed that the Tarok nation remained committed to peace and that was why, in February 2020, they presented over 1,000 small arms and light weapons recovered from the ethnic nationality of the state to governor Simon Lalong, with the aim of bringing to a halt the over 20 years of skirmishes in the zone.
He called on all ethnic groups in the state to collaborate, foster unity irrespective of ethno-religious division and protect their communities.
Edward Ebuka, the state commissioner of police in the state, confirmed the threat, saying that he had also received complaints from traditional rulers and other stakeholders.