Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has begged the government and people of Ondo for forgiveness, following the recent attack on their people.
This came after about 23 people from Ondo passing through Jos were killed on Aug. 14, while 23 were injured.
The commuters were attacked en route Ondo along Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area, of which more than 30 were rescued by security agents.
However, Lalong apologised for the attack through his deputy, Prof. Sonny Tyoden, who led a delegation from the state to Ondo for a condolence visit and to formally deliver the survivors of the unfortunate attacks.
The apology is contained in a statement by the governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Saturday in Jos.
Tyoden said the visit was to convey the condolences and apologies of the Government and people of Plateau to their families as well as the entire people of Ondo State.
He pleaded for forgiveness for the actions of the criminals who perpetrated the act, saying they acted on their own as they did not represent any religious, ethnic, or social interest in the attack.
He said Lalong has been distressed by the incident, which is an attempt to jeopardize the substantial peace restored in the last six years since his assumption of office in the state.