Jonathan orders security agencies to find Senator Dantong's killers

President Goodluck Jonathan has given a marching order to security agencies in the country to fish out the killers of  Senator Gyang Dantong without delay.

Mr. Dantong, the senator  who, until his death, represented Plateau North Senatorial district, died in yet unclear circumstances on Sunday.

A version of the story said he died of gunshot wounds he sustained during an attack by Fulani herdsmen while yet another version said he collapsed and died while attending the burial of the victims of an attack on villagers on Saturday which left over 20 dead. 

In a statement by his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, the president described the killing as cruel and regrettable. 

Mr. Abati said Mr. Jonathan had directed all security agencies to immediately launch a thorough investigation into the incident and bring the senator’s killers to justice. 

The President also condoled with the government and people of Plateau State as well as members and the leadership of the Senate on the incident. 

The statement added, “The Federal Government is working hard to ensure that there is a check on impunity. 

“That much was demonstrated with the recent changes made in the top echelon of our security architecture especially with the appointment of the new National Security Adviser. 

“We shall continue to re- invigorate our fight against terrorism and impunity and we are already taking concrete steps.”


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