What Gov. Lalong Promised General Alkali's Widow
Maj. Gen. Idris Alkali

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday paid a condolence visit to the wife of late Major-Gen. Idris Alkali (retd), saying his killers would not go unpunished.

A statement issued by Mark Longyen, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, said the governor, during the visit to family in their Abuja residence, was accompanied by top government officials and traditional rulers.

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Longyen said Lalong also presented a condolence letter to the widow of the deceased senior Army officer, Hajiya Salamatu Idris Alkali.

The letter reads: “I received with deep shock and great sadness, the news of the unfortunate death of your beloved husband, the late Major-General Idris Alkali.

“It is very unfortunate, painful and highly regrettable that his life was cut short by the enemies of peace, progress and societal co-existence in a village in Plateau State.

“It is equally very painful that he died at a time that his entire family needed him most for his fatherly wisdom, experience and guidance, especially having just retired from the army after many years of meritorious services to the nation.

“As the father of our dear state, on behalf of my family, the government and people of Plateau State, I personally join the entire members of the immediate and extended Alkali bereaved family to mourn in this seemingly unbearable moment of grief.

“While we altogether mourn him, rest assured that the state government will, in collaboration with the security agencies, leave no stone unturned to ensure that all the perpetrators of the dastardly act and horrendous crime are apprehended, prosecuted and made to pay the supreme price for their savage actions.

“I admonish the entire family, being believers, to take solace in the fact that death is the way of all mortals, not minding the way it comes to us, be it of natural or human cause, as in the instant case.”