Jonah Jang the Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the national assembly has expressed shock and horror at the abominable slaying of the paramount chief of Bokkos LGA, His Royal Highness the Saf Ron, Lazarus Agai.

Jang described the ambush and killing of the paramount ruler as a sacrilege, an abominable act and totally disrespectful to the good people of Bokkos LGA, the Saf Ron traditional crown/throne, citizens of Plateau state and the entire traditional institutions of the state.

Cautioning, that the desecration of any traditional “crown” through murder, usually leads to the community bearing a grudge against the perpetrators, which could take generations to heal. As such he expressed fears about how that could potentially affect the peace process in Bokkos and the state at large.

He bemoaned the loss of the revered monarch as irreplaceable –saying his wise counsel and uncommon wisdom will be severely missed, in these perilous times of conflict, injustice, attacks and killings.

The senator sympathized with the family of the slain Saf Ron on their personal loss –asking that God gives them the fortitude to bear the loss. He also prayed for the soul of the departed monarch and asked God to grant him eternal rest.

In closing, Jang called on the security forces to rise up to their responsibility by quickly bringing the perpetrators of the act to book. He also advised all Plateau citizens to remain vigilant and stand united against wicked people who continue to scheme to dispossess natives of their heritage.

He called on Plateau people (particularly the youth) to re-awaken their innermost “courage, bravery and unity” in order to resist wicked elements who seek to kill and weaken the “Plateau spirit” of love, togetherness, forgiveness, freedom, justice and sacrifice. He said “when things like these happen, the need to close ranks and hold hands in unity becomes imperative – lets not be divided by anything – we must unite to stand a chance against the forces against us”.

For earlier report about the murder of the Saf Ron, see:


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Jang expresses horror at the abominable killing of Saf Ron of Bokkos

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