Commander, Operation SAFE HAVEN with stakeholders from Bokkos and Mangu local during a meeting.

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – The Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation SAFE HAVEN, OpSH keeping the peace in Plateau State, Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar has asked that the triggers of conflict in the State be adequately addressed to prevent further breakdown of law and order in the State.

He urged the stakeholders in the State to support the resettlement efforts of the State government and security agencies, to enable displaced persons to return to their ancestral homes and continue with their economic activities.

The Commander spoke at Headquarters 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA), Rukuba near Jos when he met with key stakeholders from Bokkos and Mangu local government areas of the State, following the resurgence of criminal attacks in the areas.

Abubakar who is also the General Officer Commanding, GOC 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) stated that the meeting was aimed at addressing the latest security concerns in some parts of the State and expressed displeasure over the reoccurring breach of security, which has resulted in the death of innocent civilians.

General AE Abubakar disclosed that some of the perpetrators of the recent attacks have been arrested, weapons and motorcycles recovered while troops continue to conduct operations to bring the remaining perpetrators to justice.

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In his remark during the meeting, the State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang through the State Commissioner For Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ephraim Usman lamented the distrust among people and assured of the State government’s efforts in bridging the existing gaps.

The Governor reiterated the government’s commitment to policing the State and making it safe for innocent citizens.

The stakeholders who spoke during the meeting emphasized the need for genuine dialogue and forgiveness among citizens, to allow the State to attain economic prosperity.

They also affirmed their resolve to support security agencies henceforth in ensuring that normalcy is returned to all the affected communities.

The meeting had in attendance top government officials, religious/traditional leaders, youth leaders, and socio-cultural groups.



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