Mr Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau State.

Peter Utebo

The Plateau State police Command says it has discovered a plan by hoodlums to attack the Plateau State assembly complex in Jos.

A statement issued on Monday 24th April by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Alabo Alfred, said the police have reinforced security around the complex to forestall a breakdown of law and order.

The statement reads, “Plateau State Police Command wishes to inform the good people of the State and the general public that credible intelligence from reliable sources revealed that some enemies of the State who do not want peace to remain permanent in the State, are planning to forcefully invade the Plateau State House of Assembly Complex to cause damages to lives and properties.

“Having received this information, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, who is the head of internal security and a strong peace advocate in the State has enhanced security around the State House of Assembly Complex as proactive measure to prevent such villainous plan.

“The Command therefore warns anybody who has the intention to foment trouble around the State House of Assembly or any part of the State to desist from such or be ready to face the full wrath of the law when apprehended.”

The CP further urged the peace-loving residents of Plateau State to continue to give useful and timely information to the Command to enable the Police respond quickly to distress calls from the public.

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He also advised parents and guardians to caution their wards and children not to be used by selfish persons as tools of perpetrating evil capable of distorting peace currently enjoyed in the State, urging everyone to go about their lawful businesses, as he would do everything within his constitutional powers to sustain peace in the State.

Our correspondent reports that this development is coming barely three weeks after the police sealed up the Assembly due to the leadership crisis that rocked the house.