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Plateau: Association condemns vandalization of Riyom Local Government Council

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The Riyom Development Association of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State has condemn the Vandalization and looting of properties from Riyom Local Government Secretariat recently.

Chairman of the Development Association Da Dauda Dyek while briefing Journalists at the Palace of the Dagwom Rwei Riyom said the Vandalization has created a set back to the progress of the entire Local Government Area and the at large.

He said the Vandalization was extended to the school of home economics, Acha Research Centre, Education Area office, the security offices and the National identity Management Commission all located in the Local Government Council.

“We on behalf of the entire Riyom Community wish to condemn this unwholesome action in strong terms, this is a set back to the progress of the entire Local Government Area and the state in general”.

“We also want to appeal to our citizens that anyone in possession or aware of our items from the aforementioned offices should return them immediately as we appeal to all to desist from such unproductive actions henceforth as ENDSARS could not be linked with such unwarranted actions”.

The Dagwom Rwei of Riyom Local Government Area Da Samuel Jok and Former Member Plateau State House of Assembly Hon. Emmanuel Danboyi Jugul in their separate position condemns the Vandalization of the Local Government secretariat, saying instead of resources to be channel for development of the locality now will be taken for replacement of those vandalized properties.

Both the Traditional ruler and Riyom Development Association visited the local government council offices on assessment of the damage.

However the Management Committee Chairman of Riyom Local Government Hon. Mafeng Gwalson has disclosed that the local government has retrieved some of office properties looted by the hoodlums.

He expressed sadness over the level of destruction and carnage during the hijacked of ENDSARS Protest in local, and pointed out that a committee has been set up to value the level of losses.

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