Mr Lalong called on the people of the community to be law-abiding at all times and desist from reprisals.
However, a witness told NAN that twelve people were killed, while five were injured during the attack.
The Plateau State governor maintained that Nigeria would not disintegrate contrary to the negative narratives infiltrating the polity.
Gunmen abducted the university lecturer in the early hours of Wednesday at his residence in Jos.
No government official can steal public funds without the knowledge of the accountant.
An official decried how people scampered for safety as the armed herdsmen shot indiscriminately, littering the communities with dead bodies.
The police supremo disclosed that the planned attack will be coordinated by Muhammad Sani, one of Boko Haram top commanders domiciled at Sambisa forest.
The victim entered the kidnappers’ car and they took the N3,000 in his pocket and cleared the money in his bank account.
The Benue governor fired back at his Kaduna counterpart in a scathing statement on Saturday.
The army did not disclose where or how the victim was rescued but said he was rescued unhurt and without ransom.