Governor Lalong sacks Bokkos council chairman over killings

Gov. Simon Lalong has sacked Mr Simon Angyol, the Management Committee Chairman of Bokkos Local Government Area of the state, over incessant killings in the locality.

Lalong made this in communication forwarded to the State’s House of Assembly and was read at Tuesday’s plenary by its Speaker, Mr Peter Azi.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Angyol was among 16 others, appointed in July 2017 to manage the affairs of the 17 local governments areas.

“Following certain unpleasant development in the management of Bokkos local government council, I wish to seek approval for the removal of Mr Simon Angyol as Management Committee Chairman of the Council.

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“I also wish to seek your approval to appoint Mr Tamai Simon as the new Management Committee Chairman of the Council,” he stated.

Members of House, in a voice vote, approved the removal of Angyol and the subsequent appointment of Simon.

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