Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, has declared a week of mourning from January 1st to January 8th, 2024, in honour of those who lost their lives in the Christmas Eve attacks across Bokkos, Mangu, and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas.
In a statewide broadcast, Governor Mutfwang directed that flags should be flown at half-mast and urged citizens to engage in intense prayers for divine intervention against those perpetrating violence in the state.
He described the attacks as premeditated and coordinated acts of criminality, insurgency, and terrorism, emphasising the need to address them as such and debunking the notion in some quarters that it was a farmer-herder clash.
Governor Mutfwang also disclosed a fuel subsidy of N10,000 per month for workers from September 2023 to March 2024, pending a federal wage review.
The Governor highlighted some of his administration’s achievements since his assumption of office, including efforts to revamp security, clear salary backlogs, and pay gratuities, death benefits, and pension arrears.
Governor Mutfwang provided updates on the progress of revamping the railway track from Bukuru to Jos, expressing optimism about its commencement by the end of January 2024.
He thanked President Bola Tinubu for the prompt response and relief efforts over the security challenges that confronted the state.
The governor expressed hope for Plateau State’s future and said he looks forward to the state becoming a global destination, drawing parallels with the transformation of Rwanda after years of internal conflicts.