By Anthony Maliki
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam has paid a condolence visit on the District Head of Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area, Da Patrick Mandung in his palace on 19th June, 2021, to commiserate with him on the recent attack in his community in which twelve persons were killed and five others brutally wounded.
In his words, “we are here with a heavy heart, and we are shocked with the level of attack perpetuated by the unknown gunmen against the good people of Kuru”.
He further stressed, “we are shocked that the attackers can come into this interior village, killed our people and escaped freely”.
Rev Pam assured the royal Highness that those who carried out the heinous attack against his people would be arrested by the security personnel and above all, God would certainly fish them out .
According to the NCPC boss,”they can escape from man, but cannot escape the wrath of God”.
He described the life of Da Patrick Mandung as exemplary; peace loving custodian of his people.
He further assured the royal father that the lives of his people are secured in God,s hand. According to him,” what you need now in this community is God, people need to go back to God”.
He urged the people of Kuru to learn to forgive one another, adding that the situation should not be politicised.
Earlier, the Chairman of Jos South Local Government Council, Hon Gideon Davou said he was griefed and battered by what happened to his people. He described it as ” barbaric and dastardly”.
He commended the people of Kuru for their peaceful disposition, stating that the Berom people are peaceful.
The Chairman assured that as a people, they would synergize with the government to make sure that the killers would be exposed and punish.
He commended the government of Plateau State for rising to the occasion at the trying moment of the community.
He pledged that his people would continue to give government all the support to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to book.
Speaking, the Da Gwom Rwei Kuru, Da Patrick Mandung thanked the NCPC boss for his show of humanity and love for his people.
He further stated that he was shocked with disbelief the action of the unknown gunmen who took the lives of twelve innocent and harmless people of his community unprovoked.
He thanked the NCPC boss and the government of Plateau State for their support and solidarity.
The Gwom Rwei Kuru prayed that never again would his community experience this kind of unfortunate incident.
The condolence visit of the NCPC Scribe was graced by many strategic stakeholders in the area , amongst whom were the Chairman of Riyom Local Government Council, Hon Mateng Gwalson, the Plateau State Commissioner of Science and Technology, Hon Gyang Musa, the Gwom Rwei of Riyom, Hon Commissioner Civil Service Commission, Hon Danzos, the Chairman of Kuru Development Association, Justine Pam, the Clergy and officials of the NCPC.