by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Heads of security agencies in Plateau State on Sunday, 15th August, 2021, had briefed Governor Simon Bako Lalong on the security situation in the State and the level of implementation of the curfew imposed on Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs.
The heads of the security agencies present at the closed-door meeting with the governor include the Commander, Operation Safe Haven and GOC 3rd Armoured Division, Commissioner of Police, Air Force Commander, and State Director DSS.
While briefing newsmen after the meeting, Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, said the various heads of security agencies briefed the governor on the security situation that is under control.
According to him, the imposition of the 24-hour curfew in Jos North, where 7 persons where killed from this Sunday has curtailed the spread of violence in Jos metropolis.
He said, a total of 36 persons from yesterday’s attack were rescued unhurt and in good condition, adding that, so far, more persons have been arrested and investigation is still ongoing.
CP Egbuka also addressed the controversy over the identity of those behind the attacks, saying, “These are miscreants and hoodlums, who want to take advantage of the situation to cause trouble and loot.
“This is not the first time it has happened; we don’t want to name anybody. It’s just miscreants, and miscreants will also want to take advantage.”
The Commissioner of Police assured that the security agencies will go all out to ensure that they fish out the criminals and miscreants, who must be made to face the law of the land.
He advised citizens to abide by the curfew and avoid violations, as the security agencies are poised to enforce the directives of the governor in maintaining law and order.
Speaking earlier, the Co-chairmen of the Plateau Inter-Religious Council, Rev. Prof. Pandang Yamsat and Emir of Wase, Alhaji Muhammadu Sambo Haruna, met with the governor behind closed doors to discuss the intervention of the Council in calming the current situation.
They disclosed that the Council will be carrying out its engagements to further douse the tension.